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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Army’ (238 found)

Report on the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Burma support groups Info Birmanie (France) and the Swedish Burma Committee (Sweden) release a report on the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma […]

March 8, 2012  •  By Info Birmanie and Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Army Shoots Pregnant Teacher In Kachin State

Burma Campaign UK has confirmed reports that a pregnant ethnic Kachin woman was shot and killed by Burmese Army soldiers on 11th January 2012 […]

January 25, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Democratic Facade: Human Right Abuses Continued

In Burma (also known as Myanmar), the new President Thein Sein (former Gen. Thein Sein) has attempted to move towards democratization or a democratic transition, by establishing a dialogue with pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and allowed her party […]

December 23, 2011  •  By Human Right Foundation of Monland - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

All the information I’ve given you, I faced it myself: Rural testimony on abuse in eastern Burma since November 2010

Human rights abuses faced by ethnic communities across rural eastern Burma have continued since November 2010, and are consistent with patterns KHRG has documented since 1992. Drawing from a dataset of 1,270 oral testimonies, sets of images and documentation […]

December 15, 2011  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End Militarism to Eliminate Violence Against Women

On 17 December, 1999, the 83rd Session of the 54th United Nations General Assembly designated the 25th of November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by Resolution 54/134. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women […]

November 25, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges International Community to Highlight Plight of Ethnic Nationalities in Engagement with Burmese Regime

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today expressed concern that the plight of Burma’s ethnic nationalities is being neglected in the process of engagement with Burma’s regime. CSW particularly highlights continuing severe violations of human rights, including the use of rape […]

November 24, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Attacks Church in Kachin State, Shooting and Torturing Worshippers

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has today received a report from sources inside Kachin State, Burma alleging that soldiers from the Burma Army shot at worshippers in a church in Wai Maw Township two days ago […]

November 8, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Burma Army Must Immediately Release Four Women Held as Sex Slaves Near Kachin-China Border

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) is gravely concerned for the lives of four women being held as sex slaves at a frontline post near Loije at the Kachin-China border, and calls for the Burma Army to immediately free them, and for foreign envoys […]

November 4, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Discrimination, Conflict and Corruption: The Ethnic States of Burma

Since achieving independence in January 1948, successive Burmese governments, elected and military dictatorships, have sought to address the complex issues involving the country’s many ethnic groups. They have sought to do this primarily through confronting […]

October 30, 2011  •  By Ethnic Nationalities Council  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Churches Attacked, Women Raped and Civilians Killed by Military While Regime Talks of Reform

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned by reports that the Burma Army are directly attacking churches in Kachin State, beating pastors and church members, setting homes alight and raping, torturing and killing civilians.

According to CSW’s sources, on 16 October soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion 438 seized control of a Roman Catholic Church in Namsan Yang village, Waimaw township, where 23 worshippers, mostly women and elderly people, had gathered for the 8am Sunday service […]

October 21, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤