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KWO New Report: Salt In The Wound

By Karen Women Organisation  •  November 25, 2015

All women and girls, no matter where they live, have the fundamental right to be free from violence. This Report examined the extent to which women and girls who live in KWOthe seven Karen-majority camps along the Thai-Burma border enjoy, and can exercise, this fundamental human right. Specifically, this study examined 289 cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) against women in Mae Ra Ma Luang, Mae La Oon, Mae La, Umpiem Mai, Noh Poe, Ban Don Yang and Htam Hin refugee camps from 2011 to 2013 to determine the factors contributing to official reporting of crimes as well as the justice system’s response to such crimes. We conclude that the justice system provided an inadequate outcome for victims of violence in 80% of cases in 6 of the 7 camps. This stunning figure suggests that the justice system available to women and girls completely fails to protect them or ensure their basic
human rights.

Download the full report in English here.

အစီရင္ခံစာ ကရင္ဘာသာကို ဤေနရာတြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ရယူႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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