Washington, 18 July
Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun demanded the UN Security Council to an immediate end to sexual violence against women being committed by Myanmar military.
During UNSC’s Open Debate on “Women and Peace and Security: sexual violence in conflict’ held on 13 July, the Myanmar ambassador said that the junta is unwilling to address sexual violence being committed by its personnel. Instead they maintain a culture of impunity among the rank and file.
He also urged the Council to take concrete actions to end military impunity, and to start now a negotiation process to adopt timely an enforceable resolution on Myanmar.
Women organizations have issued statements about targeting and sexual abuses of military troops to civilian women in conflict-affected areas.
U Kyaw Moe Tun expressed his appreciation to the Secretary-General and SRSG Patten for rightly listing Myanmar military including its border guard in this year’s report’s list of parties credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence in situation of armed conflict.
News- Than Lwin Times