Dear partners, networks, members,
With great pleasure, we would like to invite you to the Report Launch Press Conference titled “Same Impunity, Same Pattern” in Bangkok at Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT). Our report “Same Patterns, Same Impunity” exposes ongoing sexual violence in conflict areas from 2010-2013 and the enshrined impunity for these crimes. We have waited to launch this report, eagerly looking for changes in military tactics and reform of the legal system. Yet these changes have not appeared. With peace talks ongoing, it is vital that addressing widespread sexual violence forms a key part of the peace process. With no women present at the negotiating table, the impunity for past and present sexual violence has not been addressed. For fourteen years the WLB has been ardently working for sustainable, equitable peace in Burma; unless ongoing, brutal sexual violence is addressed this will not be possible.