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Estimating Trafficking of Myanmar Women for Forced Marriage and Childbearing in China

In 2017, the johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Humanitarian Health partnered with the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand to conduct a mixed methods study (combining qualitative and quantitative research methods) in Kachin State and Northern Shan State in Myanmar, and Yunnan Province inf China (Figure E.1). The study seeks to estimate the […]

Girls Bear the Shame

More than one year after the election of a pro-democracy government, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) has found that women and girls continue to experience alarming rates of sexual violence in Burma at the hands of both State actors and private citizens.1 According to police records, sexual abuse of young children are the most common rape cases.2 Perpetrators […]

Access to Justice for Women Survivors of Gender-based violence committed by state actors in Burma

Women survivors of violence face challenges in their attempts to obtain justice. This has been a key finding in the work of the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), as we work on cases of violence against women in Burma’s ethnic communities and engage in strengthening and empowering survivors of violence committed by state actors. Military […]

MYANMAR: BRIEFING TO THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

INTRODUCTION In July 2016, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) will examine Myanmar’s combined fourth and fifth periodic report at its 64th session.1 This examination provides an opportunity to review Myanmar’s progress since its last review in 2008 towards implementing in law and practice the provisions of the UN Convention on […]

PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY; CEDAW ACTION MYANMAR

 Summary of Myanmar CSO Shadow Report on Thematic Issues: Violence against Women  To 64th Session of UN CEDAW Committee  In relation to Myanmar Combined Fourth and Fifth Periodic Report of State Party, 23rd February 2015 (CEDAW/C/MMR/4-5) 

On Myanmar for the 64th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Myanmar is a party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and, as such, must fulfill its obligations to ensure both de jure and de facto equality for women. Yet, despite these obligations, women and girls across Myanmar face serious obstacles to realizing their rights to substantive equality and […]

LONG WAY TO GO

Continuing Violations of Human Rights and Discrimination Against Ethnic Women in Burma CEDAW Shadow Report

THE ARAKAN PROJECT

The Arakan Project  The Arakan Project is a human rights organisation based in the Asian region which, since 1999, has specialized in monitoring and documenting the situation of the Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic, religious and linguistic minority in Rakhine State of Myanmar. The Arakan Project regularly submits its findings to relevant UN Treaty Bodies and […]