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Posts Tagged ‘Sexual Violence’ (115 found)

Report on the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma

This report documents the themes from the testimonies of the 12 Tribunal testifiers – on sexual violence against women, on civil and political violations, and on social, economic and cultural violations of human rights in Burma […]

May 14, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma, Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Walking Amongst Sharp Knives

A report that reveals previously unreported abuses taking place against ethnic Karen women in Burma.

The practice of the Burmese Army to execute village heads has led to traditional Karen culture being turned upside-down, with women now being appointed village chiefs as they are seen as less likely to be killed. […]

February 25, 2010  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Pioneering women village heads targeted for systematic abuse by junta’s troops across Eastern Burma

Walking Amongst Sharp Knives reveals previously unreported abuses taking place against ethnic Karen women in Burma. The practice of the Burmese Army to execute village heads has led to traditional Karen culture being turned upside-down, with women now being appointed village chiefs as they are seen as less likely to be killed. However, this change […]

February 25, 2010  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand: Migrant Workers Face Killings, Extortion, Labor Rights Abuses

February Deadline for Renewal of Work Permits Invites Exploitation The Thai government should swiftly act to end police abuse and discriminatory laws and policies against migrant workers and their families, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The February deadline for more than a million migrant workers to enter the “nationality verification” […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Abuse between borders: vulnerability for Burmese workers deported from Thailand

The Royal Thai Government appears poised to deport as many as 1.4 million workers that fail to complete “nationality verification” procedures by the end of February 2010. The majority of these workers are Burmese. Based upon extensive research conducted by KHRG and other organisations, it is likely that many of these workers came to Thailand […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤