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Ongoing Impunity – Atrocities Against Kachin People Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT)

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KWAT Oct 2013; Undermining the Peace Process

KWAT Oct 2013; Undermining the Peace Process

Ongoing Burmese Army atrocities in Kachin State are undermining the peace process Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:07 Full PDF Report Here   New documentation by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) exposes recent atrocities by Burmese government troops against [Read More]

KWAT Human Trafficking Report: “Pushed to the Brink”

KWAT Human Trafficking Report: “Pushed to the Brink”

Statement by: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Download Press Release PDF: English | Burmese | Chinese  English PDF Burma’s war against Kachin creating ‘perfect storm’ for human trafficking Date: June 5, 2013   A new report by Kachin women exposes how [Read More]

Religious persecution, rape still evident in Kachin State

Originally appeared in : Mizzima   Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according to the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT), a figure that is backed by Myitkyina-based Kachin Baptist [Read More]

Activist speaks about causes of Kachin conflict, prognosis for peace

Originally appeared in: The Best Friend International Interview by Garrett Kostin, The Best Friend Library – Chiang Mai   Seng Zin is a Kachin activist and community organizer living in Chiang Mai. She is originally from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, and [Read More]

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

International community must act to end atrocities by Thein Sein’s government

 First use of airstrikes in twenty years brings fears of increased civilian fatalities and human rights abuses Chiang Mai, Thailand – The international community should act immediately to ensure that Thein Sein’s government stops military attacks and human rights [Read More]

From Persecution to Deprivation: International donors neglect 60,000 displaced Kachin on China-Burma border

From Persecution to Deprivation: International donors neglect 60,000 displaced Kachin on China-Burma border

By: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Publication date: October 2012 English About 60,000 Kachin villagers fleeing Burma Army attacks and persecution, who are sheltering in Kachin-controlled territory along the China-Burma border, have received almost no [Read More]

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand: International donors spurn 60,000 displaced in Kachin control area on China border

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand: International donors spurn 60,000 displaced in Kachin control area on China border

2 October 2012 International donors have failed dismally to respond to humanitarian needs of about 60,000 Kachin villagers displaced along the China border since conflict broke out in northern Burma over a year ago, according to data compiled by the Kachin Women’s [Read More]

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand’s open Letter to Thein Sein: Demanding justice in the case of Kachin villager Sumlut Roi Ja

Burmese To: U Thein Sein President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw Ref: Demanding justice in the case of Kachin villager Sumlut Roi Ja We are writing to demand justice in the case of Kachin villager, Sumlut Roi Ja, aged 28, who has disappeared since [Read More]

Kachin People Call for an End to the Humanitarian Crisis in Burma’s Kachin State

Kachin communities around the world, civil society and supporters are solemnly marking this one year of armed conflict with global actions calling for an immediate end to the humanitarian crisis. This press conference will look at the actions being held around the world and [Read More]

Ongoing Impunity: Continued Burma Army Atrocities Against the Kachin People

By: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Publication date: June 2012 English | Burmese This report provides an update of atrocities committed by the Burma Army against civilians since it broke its 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) one year ago. [Read More]

Kachin Women’s Association (Thailand): Gang-rape in church highlights impunity for sexual violence in Kachin conflict

18 May 2012 The gang-rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border town of Pang Wa in early May show the ongoing impunity for sexual violence enjoyed by the Burma Army. On May 1, 2012, a patrol of Burmese troops from two battalions  (Light [Read More]

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Bringing Justice to Women of Burma

Year: 2012 Languages: Burmese, English Watch now Burmese English A short film highlighting continued systematic and widespread rape against women and girls in Burma, in particular in the areas of renewed military offensives in Kachin, Karen and Shan State after so-called [Read More]

Burma’s Covered-Up War: Atrocities Against The Kachin People

By: Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Publication date: 7 October 2011 This report examines the crimes perpetrated against Kachin civilians between June and September 2011 and provides policy recommendations aimed at improving the human rights situation in Kachin [Read More]

Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

We, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), strongly denounce the Burmese military’s offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and atrocities against civilians including rape, murder and abduction of young men. The Burmese military attack to a KIA [Read More]