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Posts Tagged ‘Sexual Violence’ (115 found)

Can we still trust ASEAN?

Despite the hype surrounding the ASEAN Summit in Bali, women from the region found no signs in ASEAN towards advancing women’s human rights and gender equality. Instead they alarmed with the body’s support for the 2014 chairship of Burma […]

November 27, 2011  •  By South East Asia Women's Caucus on ASEAN  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Dear Madam Secretary,

Thank you for your ongoing support to the women of Burma and for women’s rights worldwide. We urge you on your upcoming trip to Burma to expressly demand an immediate end to the use of rape as a weapon of war against the ethnic women of Burma […]

November 25, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  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 ➤

WLB launches a short film “Bringing Justice to Women” demanding the accountability of Burma’s military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is today launching a short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called democratic elections […]

November 7, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  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 ➤

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 ➤

Serious International Crimes Continue in Burma Under ‘New’ Regime

Since Thein Sein took office as Burma’s President on 30 March, the regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Reports of serious international crimes have increased significantly in line with the escalation of the ongoing Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin, Shan, and Karen States […]

October 13, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  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 ➤

AIPMC Statement on Current Military Offensive and Rights Abuse by the Myanmar Army in Ethnic Areas

Monitor recent rape cases, reject Myanmar’s bid to chair ASEAN and cut financial lifelines for despots, AIPMC urges ASEAN

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) is deeply concerned about atrocities against civilians following Myanmar Army offensives against ethnic armed groups in Shan State and Kachin State in Myanmar, notably sexual violence against women and girls, including gang-rape by order of high level officials […]

July 22, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Post-election Burma: Impunity still reigns, women and children more vulnerable to crimes

Since the 7 November elections, Burma’s regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Reports of serious international crimes have increased significantly in line with the escalation of the ongoing Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin, Shan, and Karen States […]

July 19, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤