Opposition leader and one of the world’s most renowned human rights activists, Aung San Suu Kyi has dedicated much of her life to bringing democracy, dignity and human rights to her home country Myanmar.
In this video, produced by UN Women, she talks about the impact of discrimination against girls and women around the world.
“More women’s rights, means more human rights, more rights for men, and a better happier world for all of us.”
Aung San Suu Kyi is a founding member and current Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, and was elected to parliament in 2012. She spent decades under house arrest, before being freed in 2010.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights, and has received more than 130 awards and honors, including the Commander of the French Légion d’honneur in 2012, and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in 2008.