Thursday, October 3, 2019

MYANMAR: Rohingya Women Victims of Sexual Violence - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, Australia, October 2, 2019.

You glance back. You see black smoke and fire where your village once thrived. The soldiers are burning everything.

You scramble through the forest, mud pulling at your ankles and skirt. Your baby boy is cradled to your chest. He starts wailing.  You stumble. The soldiers are getting closer.
Thousands of Rohingya women fleeing persecution in Myanmar are survivors of sexual violence at the hands of soldiers.

Rohima*, pictured above, is one of them. “I couldn't escape by myself,” she says. “Approximately 5 or 6 of them [the military] came and raped me.”
Rohima and other Rohingya women deserve justice. 

Call on the Australian Government to hold Myanmar’s military to account for sexual violence and other crimes against humanity.