"All of my body was pain" : sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls in Burma / Skye Wheeler.

Wheeler, Skye [Browse]
  • [New York] : Human Rights Watch, November 2017.
  • ©2017
i, 37 pages : color map ; 27 cm


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"Burmese soldiers committed widespead rape against women and girls during the military's campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Burma's Rakhine State. Since August 25, 2017, more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled killings, sexual violence, and mass arson, seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. [This report] is based on 52 interviews with women and girls, including 29 survivors of rape. .. Bangladesh and international donors have provided funds and critical services to assist the refugees. But numerous crimes against humanity have been committed without accountability for senior military officials or others responsible for the worst abuses. The United Nations Security Council should urgently implement a full arms embargo on Burma, impose targeted sanctions against leaders responsible for grave violations of human rights, and refer the situation to the International Criminal Court. Attention to sexual violence and other abuses suffered by Rohingya women and girls should be integrated into every aspect of the response to this human rights and humanitarian crisis."--Back cover.
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  • Map
  • Summary
  • Recommendations
  • Methodology
  • Crimes against humanity by Burmese security forces against Rohingya
  • Sexual violence in the August and September 2017 attacks
  • Killing of women and family members
  • Hardships faced by pregnant women and rape survivors while fleeing
  • Access to services and documentation of sexual violence
  • Acknowledgments.
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Sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls in Burma
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