Action for Shan State Rivers

Media Advisory
“Action for Shan State Rivers” Press Conference in Taunggyi, Shan State
To mark the occasion of International Day of Action for Rivers on March 14th, local communities from different parts of Shan State, including farmers and youth, will hold a press conference about threats to rivers in Shan State and actions taken to protect these rivers.

Date : Friday, March 13th 2015
Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Place : Classic Restaurant, Yay Htwet Oo R.d, Kanshay Yat Kwat, Taunggyi,
Contact person :Sai Khur Hseng: (+95 (0)93 1068530)

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ONGOING SEXUAL VIOLENCE HIGHLIGHTS URGENT NEED FOR BURMA ARMY TO STOP OFFENSIVES AND PULL BACK TROOPS FROM KACHIN AREAS

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(Chiang Mai, January 22, 2015) The rape and murder of two female teachers in Northern Shan State early on January 20 th is evidence of the Burma Army’s continued use of sexual violence against ethnic civilians. The Kachin Baptist Convention volunteers – Maran Lu Ra and Tangbau Hkawn Nan Tsin – were gang-raped and killed in their church compound in Kawng Hka Shabuk village, Muse District. The day after, a woman in Hku Maw village, Northern Shan State suffered severe injuries during an incident of attempted sexual violence by a Burma Army soldier stationed there. The government of Burma must immediately stop its military offensives in ethnic areas, pull back its troops, and start political dialogue with all the ethnic armed groups.