MYANMAR – National Unity Government (NUG) announced that the subordinates of the military council have committed 108 cases of sexual violence within the two years of illegal military dictatorship.
Ministry of women, youths and children affairs together with Ministry of Human rights of NUG released the announcement. There are 117 cases which have been notified of which 51 are confirmed cases. There are 66 incidents that are difficult to confirm, and 108 of the incidents are said to be committed by terrorist groups.
In addition, the statement said that 13 cases were reported to have been committed by revolutionary forces, and 9 cases were committed by civilians.
Currently, the entire NUG government is working to prevent all kinds of sexual violence. It is said that the law and regulations have already been implemented, and actions are being taken for the sexual violence acts that have occurred.
Besides that, the commitments among the civilians during this period of revolution will also be taken action lawfully.
In a report released by the Burmese Women’s Union (BWU) a few days ago, it was stated that there were 59 cases of sexual violence against women during the period of over two years of the military dictatorship.
The report, titled “Political Instability and Women facing sexual violence,” states that there have been a total of 59 cases; 23 cases of domestic violence and sexual fraud and 36 cases of sexual violence in the two years since the military coup.
The above data released by BWU is based on the reliable news sources from Kayah State, Sagaing Division, Bago Division, Ayeyarwaddy Division etc. and the cases have been systematically divided into three categories; incidents committed by the junta troops, by other armed forces and by civilians.