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Philippinas March in Solidarity with the Women of Burma

By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  March 8, 2011

The women of Free Burma Coalition Philippines (FBC-Phils) held a rally to mark International Women’s Day, standing in unity with all the other women around the world in expressing their commitment to end injustice, impunity and all forms of violence against women.

FBC-Phils drew attention to the women of Burma who continue to suffer from all forms of abuses perpetrated by a brutal military government that is unelected and unwanted by their own people. The ruling military junta of Burma systematically uses rape as a weapon of war, victimizing women and children of different ethnicities all over the country. The women of FBC-Phils called for the UN to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the use of rape as a weapon of war and the widespread crimes against humanity, especially against women, in Burma.

Read FBC-Phils’ press statement here.

See more photos here.

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