MONTREAL - Canadian women are being asked to send their panties to the Myanmar embassy in Ottawa to protest the actions of the country's military regime.

The call for the underwear is part of the Panties for Peace! campaign, launched by rights activists in Montreal.

Activists say the campaign is meant to send a message to Myanmar's authoritarian leaders, who reportedly fear contact with women's underwear will sap their power.

The regime has violently suppressed democratic uprisings in the past and has come under fire recently for limiting aid to victims of Cyclone Nargis.

The Canadian edition of the Panties for Peace! campaign is being co-ordinated by Rights and Democracy and the Quebec Women's Federation.

They hope to use the campaign to also raise funds for the estimated 2.4 million cyclone survivors.

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