Communities across Shan State vent frustration at ongoing abuses during peace process

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Communities attending recent public meetings across Shan State vented frustration at ongoing abuses despite the fact that the new peace process has been underway for over a year.  

After co-hosting the “Trust Building for Peace Conference” in Rangoon from 26-28 November, initiated by the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and organized by Shan civil society groups, SWAN members travelled for nearly three weeks to meet communities in Taunggyi, Nongkhio, Kyaukme, Hsipaw, Lashio, Kesee, Hsenwi, Kutkai, Namkham, Muse and Kengtung.

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SWAN’s recent trip to Burma: Trust building for Peace Conference & Public meetings with communities in Shan State

Burma Army gives rapists free rein in northern Shan State offensive

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Summary of rape: Rape cases documented during Burma Army offensive in nothern Shan State Since 13 March 2011

Summary of Human Rights abuses: Update of human rights abuses committed by Burma Army reported in northern and central Shan State during Burma Army offensive (11 April 2011- July 2011)

Summary of fighting: Update of incidents of fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army North (11 April 2011- 12 July 2011)