2005 – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
for her unyielding fight for a democratic Burma.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is an outstanding example of the efforts to attain democracy by the people of Burma, where respect for human rights, ethnic unity, and a life in peace remain only a dream. To her compatriots she is known as the ’Iron Butterfly’, a name alluding both to her peaceful struggle and her courage and strength of character. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has devoted her life to Burma, and is a stubborn believer in the final victory of its peoples’ will.

To peoples around the world fighting oppression, she is an important symbol of peaceful opposition to repressive power.