Rohingya women are in danger. Make no mistake, this is apartheid.
URGENT UPDATE: We’ve just released an in-depth report into the violence and discrimination faced by Rohingya people. We exposed a system designed to make their lives as hopeless and humiliating as possible.
“The Myanmar authorities are keeping women, children and men segregated and cowed in a dehumanising system of apartheid. Their rights are violated daily and the repression has only intensified,” said Anna Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research.
They are suffering now more than ever. This is no way to live.
The women and girls who have made it out of Myanmar alive are traumatised. They’ve fled to Bangladesh in search of safety, but many still face rape and frequent sexual violence. Their nightmare continues
Today, Rohingya people are being targeted and killed in Myanmar.
Family homes, neighborhoods and entire villages – torched to the ground. And as terrified families flee for their lives, many have been killed.
Every day thousands of people cross the border into Bangladesh in an attempt to escape the horrors.
Many are critically injured on the way by landmines deliberately planted along border, or like Shara, burned in their homes.
We urgently need funds to end the suffering and demand justice.
This is by far the worst crisis we’ve seen in Myanmar.
When the attacks began, men and women were intentionally separated in an effort to cause the most harm. Men and boys were murdered in front of their families.
We interviewed dozens of brave women and girls on the ground. They had lived through the worst things imaginable and yet they still found the strength to tell their stories.
Every day, women and girls are suffering in places like Myanmar and Bangladesh.
These crimes are horrific – it’s apartheid.
We cannot let them get away with it.
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