Burmese Soldiers Raped and Killed Two Kachin Teachers
On January 19, Burmese Army soldiers brutally raped and killed two female Kachin teachers at Shabuk Kawnghka village near the border town of Muse Township in Northern Shan State. Both women were approximately 20 years of age and were teacher volunteers with the Kachin Baptist Church.
The women were found in the teachers’ dormitories, partially naked and showed signs of violent struggle. This is one of the many cases in which the Burmese Army soldiers have committed sexual violence and are using rape as a weapon of war.
Women’s organizations in Burma are an active voice in advocating for an independent international investigation into incidents of sexual violence. The international community still remains mostly silent about the ongoing use of rape and sexual violence in conflict by the Burmese Army.
Report of Sexual Violence in Burma’s Ethnic Areas, The Women’s League of Burma, 14 January 2014.
Briefing on Rape and Sexual Violence by the Burmese Army,Burma Campaign UK, 16 April 2014.
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