Executive Director of The U.S. Campaign for Burma: Jennifer Quigley has worked on the movement for freedom and justice in Burma in different capacities for ten years. Prior to joining the U.S. Campaign for Burma, she worked for the Women's League of Burma and its member organizations on international advocacy and capacity building both while living in Thailand and in the U.S. Her work included advocating for and with women from Burma at the United Nations to both ensure the U.N. Security Council and other UN bodies pressure the military regime to end violence against women and bring peace and democracy to Burma and guarantee women from Burma are full participants in all stages and decision-making levels of the peace-building process.
As the Advocacy Director for the U.S. Campaign for Burma, she works to ensure international policymakers, including the US government, support the movement for freedom and democracy in Burma, provide support for human rights and humanitarian needs, as well as seek to bring justice and an end to crimes against humanity and impunity in Burma.
About the U.S. Campaign for Burma
The United States Campaign for Burma (USCB) is a U.S. based organization dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to rally for human rights and to bring an end to the military dictatorship in Burma. Our mission is to build a broad based coalition of grassroots and institutional support for freedom in Burma.
Through public education, leadership development initiatives, conferences, and advocacy campaigns, we educate Americans about the situation in Burma. To leverage our support, USCB partners with organizations around the world working to promote freedom, democracy, and human rights in Burma. Our efforts also include raising awareness about the egregious human rights violations perpetrate by the military regime under a system of impunity.
The leadership of USCB is comprised of seasoned human rights advocates. The board members and staff members include former Burmese political prisoner, former internally displaced person, and experienced advocates. We are dedicated to increasing global pressure on Burma's military regime in an effort towards realizing a free Burma.
U.S. Campaign for Burma works for four primary objectives:
(1) Empower and strengthen the role and capacity of agents of democratic reform in Burma including democracy activists, civil society actors, human rights defenders, and ethnic nationalities, who struggle with unyielding dedication and sacrifice to end the various forms of military rule and create a political system that guarantees democracy, human rights, rule of law, independence of the judiciary, equality and ethnic rights in Burma by peaceful means.
(2) Expose the human rights violations and the plight of ethnic nationalities in Burma by successive military regimes to the media and international community, in order to promote awareness and responsiveness to emerging situation in the country.
(3) Inform and mobilize students, grassroots activists, human rights organizations, and global partners to strengthen international support and action for freedom, democracy, human rights, equality, and justice and accountability in Burma.
(4) Advocate for genuine and sustainable national reconciliation and democratization in Burma by organizing support from the U.S., U.N., and international policymakers.
The U.S. Campaign for Burma is based in Washington, DC. We are a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.