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HRC34 Side Event – Testimonies from the ground: Conflict, Minorities, Human Rights and Human Security in Burma/Myanmar

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Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is organising a side-event on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar. The side event will attempt to bring together civil society actors from different ethnic groups in Burma/Myanmar to highlight the current situation in the country. This would include the situation of Rohingya and other Muslim minorities and would pay special attention to sexual violence and international humanitarian law violations.


  • Wai Wai Nu, Women Peace Network
  • Stella Naw, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT)
  • Lway Vehnim, Ta’ang Women’s Organization


  • Khin Ohmar, Progressive Voice

Closing Remarks by:

  • Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Burma/Myanmar