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Forgotten Future: Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Burma

By Human Rights Education Institute of Burma  •  September 1, 2008

“The top generals in the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) insist that Burma is a safe place for children, where all young people are “regarded as precious gems.” But many children in Burma, particularly those affected by armed conflict, do not have access to education, healthcare, or other child protection services. They are exploited for their labor and sexually abused. They are Burmaís forgotten future.

Consistent with international priorities, this report explores the six grave categories of violations against children outlined by the UN Secretary General, these are:

1. Killing and maiming of children

2. Recruiting or using child soldiers

3. Rape or other sexual violence against children

4. Abduction of children

5. Denial of humanitarian access for children

6. Attacks against schools and hospitals

It is evident from both HREIB’s primary research and other reports documenting these crimes that all six violations have been perpetrated in Burma over the last !ve years. This report examines who is responsible for these abuses and identifies places where they typically occur. It illustrates trends and patterns of abuse in Burma and helps stakeholders consider protection measures.

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