Aung San Suu Kyi


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Aung San Suu Kyi born Rangoon, Burma June 19, 1945. Politician; human rights advocate. Lived 15 years under house arrest as political prisoner. Received Sakharov Prize, 1990; Nobel Peace Prize, 1991; Nehru Award, 1992.


If we love and cherish each other as much as we can while we can, I am sure love and compassion will triumph in the end.” (letter to Michael Aris, c. 1971)

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to resolve in more enduring, tolerant, just, and peaceful life for all." (Krishna Malik, “Three Case Studies”; photo Nobel Prize)