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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand’ (53 found)

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 ➤

Ongoing Conflict Continues to Engender Human Rights Abuses with no End in Sight

While the attention of the international community remains on developments in Naypyidaw, armed conflict between the Burma Army and ethnic resistance groups continues in Karen, Shan and Kachin States, largely outside the view of the international community. As part of these conflicts Thein Sein’s government has been targeting civilians for attacks that likely constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes. On Friday 7 October the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) released a report entitled Burma’s Covered up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People. The report describes the atrocities, including rape, torture, forced portering, murder and the use of human shields, committed by the regime and its army in the four months since the regime launched its attack on the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), breaking a seventeen year ceasefire […]

October 10, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report Exposes Atrocities in Burma’s Newest War

In its new war against Kachin resistance forces, Burma’s regime has deliberately targeted civilians with killings, torture and sexual violence, displacing over 25,000 people during the past four months […]

October 7, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Covered Up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People

At the same time as Thein Sein’s government is engaging in public relations maneuvers designed to make it appear that reform is taking place, its army is perpetrating atrocities against the Kachin people on a widespread and systematic basis. Seven months […]

October 7, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Saffron Revolution

“We Want Real Change in Burma, Not Public Relations Games”

On the 4th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, an alliance of Burma‐related organizations in Chiang Mai has organized this candlelight vigil and rally to call on the international community to maintain pressure on Burma’s regime until it carries out a genuine democratic transition by immediately and unconditionally releasing all political prisoners and ending impunity for human rights abusers […]

September 27, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Growing Numbers of Displaced Kachin Suffer from Burmese Regime’s Blockage of Aid

The refusal of Burma’s military regime to allow international aid to the growing numbers of war-affected Kachin is causing critical hardship for these displaced communities […]

August 16, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to US Secretary of State Clinton letter to Clinton about Rape as a Weapon of War and UN Commission of Inquiry in Burma

A bipartisan group of 13 women senators sent a letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The Senators expressed their concern about the recent reports of the use of rape as a weapon of war in the ongoing armed conflict between the Burma Army and ethnic armed groups, and urged Secretary Clinton to pursue the establishment of an international Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma […]

August 10, 2011  •  By 13 Women Senators from the United States  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aid urgently needed for refugees fleeing spreading fighting and “orders to rape” in Kachin State

Over 16,000 refugees fleeing escalating fighting and systematic sexual violence in Kachin State and sheltering in makeshift camps along the China-Burma border are urgently in need of aid, according to the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) […]

July 19, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Women Demand Immediate End to Burmese Regime’s Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Northern Burma Offensive

The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) is demanding an immediate end to the Burmese military regime’s widespread use of sexual violence in their offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Burma […]

June 21, 2011  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤