Avenues to Accountability for Sexual Violence in Myanmar
The Myanmar military and security forces have used on sexual violence as a tactic to terrorize civilians, especially ethnic minorities and women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Sexual violence was also a hallmark of the Rohingya genocide, as confirmed by the UN Fact-Finding Mission in 2017. Even before the February 2021 military coup, accountability within Myanmar was virtually unattainable; however, a number of avenues for justice exist at the international level. This panel will provide an opportunity to hear from local and international experts on potential avenues to justice and accountability for sexual violence crimes in Myanmar.
- Akila Radhakrishnan (Moderator)
- Wai Wai Nu, Founder, Women’s Peace Network
- Esther Ze Naw, Youth Coordinator, Kachin Peace Network
- Naw Wah Ku Shee, Coordinator, Karen Peace Support Network
- Ambassador Kelley Currie, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues