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Posts Tagged ‘Sexual Violence’ (115 found)

Ongoing Impunity: Continued Burma Army Atrocities against the Kachin People

This report provides an update of atrocities committed by the Burma Army against civilians since it broke its 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) one year ago. It highlights the particular suffering of women during the conflict, who have been forced to be porters, used as sex slaves, gang-raped and killed […]

June 8, 2012  •  By Kachin Women's Association – Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Gang-rape in Church Highlights Burma Army Impunity for Sexual Violence in Kachin Conflict

The gang-rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border town of Pang Wa in early May show the ongoing impunity for sexual violence enjoyed by the Burma Army.

On May 1, 2012, a patrol of Burmese troops from two battalions (Light Infantry Battalion 347 and Infantry Battalion 118) arrived at Luk Pi village, Chipwi township, northwest of Pang Wa […]

May 18, 2012  •  By Kachin Women's Association – Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Reports of Gang Rape in Church Near Kachin-China Border

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports of the gang rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border in early May […]

May 18, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by a Worldwide Coalition of Burma Campaigning Groups

This week marks the week of action for the global launch of International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.

As member organizations of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, we – a worldwide coalition of Burma campaigning groups – support and pledge to help end this wanton scourge that affects so many countries like Burma, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya […]

May 16, 2012  •  By 22 Burma Campaigning Groups  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

The Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma’s Ethnic Areas

With a population of over 50 million people, Burma is comprised of eight major ethnic nationalities: Burman, Shan, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Chin, Kachin and Arakan. Burma’s ethnic groups demand equality, autonomy […]

March 8, 2012  •  By Info Birmanie and Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Burma support groups Info Birmanie (France) and the Swedish Burma Committee (Sweden) release a report on the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War in Burma […]

March 8, 2012  •  By Info Birmanie and Swedish Burma Committee  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Women Organization Condemns the Attempted Rape of a 22-Year-Old Karen Woman by the Burmese Army

The Karen Women Organization today has begun caring for a 22 year old mother who was viciously attacked yesterday by two members of the Burmese Military. The two soldiers attempted to rape her while she was working to grow vegetables for her family. The victim has been badly beaten and drugged. She was only able to escape when nearby gunfire caused the soldiers to leave. This case of violence against a young woman in our community is particularly disturbing as it confirms previous reports of continued human rights violations against women […]

March 5, 2012  •  By Karen Women Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Coercion, Cruelty and Collateral Damage

An assessment of grave violations of children’s rights in conflict zones of southern Burma  

This report is titled “Coercion, Cruelty and Collateral Damage: An assessment of grave violations of children’s rights in conflict zones of southern Burma”, and it is released by the Woman and Child Rights Project (WCRP), which was founded in 2000 by members of the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) to monitor and protect the rights of women and children in southern Burma. The 24-page report reveals that grave violations of children’s rights such as recruitment of child soldiers, killing and maiming, rape and sexual abuse, and forced labor continue to be committed by the Burmese military, despite the creation, by the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1612 on Children and Armed Conflict passed in 2005 […]

January 17, 2012  •  By Woman and Child Rights Project  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Highlights Government’s Failure to Protect Children in Southern Burma

Children in southern Burma continue to suffer from grave human rights violations at the hands of Burma Army soldiers, reveals a new report from the Woman and Child Rights Project (WCRP) released today. The report provides data from cases over the last 6 years, illustrating that the Burmese government has failed to live up to its international obligations to protect children in situations of armed conflict […]

January 17, 2012  •  By Woman and Child Rights Project  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hague Burma Visit – Prioritise Ending Burmese Army’s Use of Rape and Sexual Violence

Burma Campaign UK today called on Foreign Secretary William Hague to make ending the use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army a top priority when he visits Burma in January […]

December 13, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤