Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day: What does Justice Mean for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence?

25 August 2021

7:15PM (Myanmar time) / 2:15PM CEDT


For decades, the Burmese security forces have wielded sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war against Burma’s ethnic communities, including the Rohingya. The United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, as well as countless other international organizations, have documented rape, gang rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence targeting women and girls, men and boys, by the Burma military.

Now, emboldened by the international community’s failure to hold them accountable, the Burma army is terrorizing the entire country, depriving us of the possibility of an inclusive, federal democratic future.

On this year’s Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, we invite you to join Rohingya and other women working with survivors of this decades-long sexual and gender-based violence. Moderated by Wai Wai Nu, our hour-long discussion will highlight the impact of sexual and gender-based violence and the need for justice and accountability for survivors. After the discussion, there will be a Q&A session open to all the attendees on Zoom. Live interpretation in English will be provided.

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