- April 01, 2010Posted by:Comments:0In 2009, the ERASE (End Racism and Sexism Everywhere) Club of Whippany Park High School, Whippany, New JerseyMarch 29, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
Like in Darfur and the Congo, sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Burma. Soldiers systematically rape ethnic women with the sanction of their superiors and with impunity. Outside of the context of conflict, we see rape as a crime against one person, but when used in conflict, rape is a systematic tactic that affects not only the people who have been raped but also their entire society.
Trivia: How many cases of rape have been punished by Burmese military tribunals?March 27, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
In this week's issue: the Sudanese government signed a framework agreement with the Liberation and Justice Movement; Aung San Suu Kyi opposes registering the NLD for the elections; 600 FDLR rebels have been killed or captured since JanuaryMarch 27, 2010Posted by:Comments:0March 24, 2010Posted by:Comments:0March 23, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
The only word I can think of that could encompass our trip to Burma is “overpowering.” Before the trip, I had spent a lot of time researching, learning, and writing about the conflict. I was fascinated by it and compelled to teach others about it, but at such a great distance, with so little contact with actual people affected by it, I had a hard time relating to it on a deeper level than intellectual interest and sympathy for the suffering people whose stories I had read.March 22, 2010Posted by:Comments:0March 22, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
Last week's discussion topic was Sudan's elections. The trivia asked what Sudanese will vote for in the upcoming elections. The answer is that they will vote for president of the republic and semi-autonomous south as well as for national, southern, and state legislative assemblies.March 17, 2010Posted by:Comments:0
Early last week, Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Situation in Burma, called on UN institutions to consider the establishment of a UN commission of inquiry into international crimes in Burma.