Madeleine K. Albright Award
In 2008, the Women’s League of Burma received the Madeleine K. Albright Award, given by the National Democratic Institute, a United States-based organization which promotes democracy around the world.
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award
Also in 2008, the WLB was one of three recipients of the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick award, established by the US-based International Republican Institute’s Women’s Democracy Network. The award is given to women who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in politics and civil society. One of the other recipients was Charm Tong of the Shan Women’s Action Network.
2005:Peter Gruber Foundation’s
Women’s Rights Prize
Together with the Shan Women’s Action Network, the WLB was awarded the Peter Gruber Foundation’s Women’s Rights Prize in 2005. The prize is awarded to groups that have made significant contributions, often at great risk, to furthering the rights of women and girls.