Arakan Submission to the 64th Session CEDAW Committee for Consideration of Myanmar’s Combined Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports

In its 2008 Concluding Observations on the Second and Third Periodic Report of Myanmar, the CEDAW Committee expressed concerns regarding multiple forms of discrimination against women in Myanmar in general and Rohingya women in particular. The Government of Myanmar (“the Government”) has not taken significant steps to address these concerns in the eight years since, and instead has exacerbated discrimination against Rohingya women by restricting their most basic rights and failing to prevent and address violence against them.