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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 204084, tabled on 4 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of sexual violence in conflict in Burma.

Answered on

10 July 2014

The nature of sexual violence in conflict in Burma means there are no accurate country-wide figures available. However, a report by the Women's League of Burma in January 2014 documented over 100 cases of sexual violence in conflict since 2010. While there are signs incidents of sexual violence have decreased since the Burmese government signed ceasefire agreements with a number of non-state armed groups, it remains a serious problem.