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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…

Testimony by Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director

Mr. Chairman, thank you for your invitation to testify on the human rights situation in Burma and on U.S. policy towards that country. I want to begin by telling you how deeply honored I am to share this panel with Daw San San, who is a woman of rare…
About their recruitment into the Burma Army: "All of us told the soldiers we didn't want to join the army and some said they were students, and the soldiers punched us. They asked me, 'Do you want to join the army?' I refused and they punched me. Then…