Background

During the 1988 uprising in Rakhaing State, Burma, peoples from Rakhaing State were actively participated in demonstration against the totalitarian government of Ne Win, to regain their rights. After Saw Maung Military ruler seized the state power on 18th September in the same year, most of the political & social activist including women were arrested and imprisoned.

In the course of interrogation, women were exploited by military henchman, tortured mentality and physically in murky cells and vilified by ungrounded suspicions. Since then many young people of conscience in Rakhaing State have been kept and detained though various forms of abuse such as forced labor in the field, road construction and new

In the course of interrogation, women were exploited by military henchman, tortured mentality and physically in murky cells and vilified by ungrounded suspicions. Since then many young people of conscience in Rakhaing State have been kept and detained though various forms of abuse such as forced labor in the field, road construction and new army camp construction, farming labor to support military and frontier areas as porters or extorting properties from local people.

The soldiers of ruling junta, force Rakhaing women to marry them in all kinds or cruel ways without regard for the women’s wishes. Consequently, some Rakhaing women put up with the unwilling conjugal life with Burmese soldiers. In order to escape such torture, rape, detention and forced labor, they fled in the large numbers to the bordering countries and continuing struggle for democracy and human rights .