Myanmar: Oral statement by Amnesty International, the Women’s Peace Network-Arakan and The Arakan Project in light of the review of Myanmar’s fourth and fifth combined report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
In this statement, Amnesty International, the Women’s Peace Network-Arakan and the Arakan Project express their concerns regarding the situation of Rohingya in Myanmar and in particular women and girls who experience discrimination on multiple fronts, including their gender, ethnicity, and religion. Since Myanmar’s last review, the situation of Rohingya women has significantly deteriorated. Since violence swept Rakhine State in 2012, an estimated 120,000 individuals, mostly Rohingya remain in squalid conditions in internally displaced person camps. Because of restrictions on their movement they are confined to the camps and effectively segregated from other communities.