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Bangkok, Thailand - Six months after fighting erupted between troops from Myanmar (also known as Burma) and ethnic Kachin separatists, international relief is finally trickling in for over 30,000 people who fled their homes near the snow-capped mountains north of the country. The United Nations-led relief effort began distributing "essential household items" on December 13 in Laiza, a town deep in the mountainous terrain under the control of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
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The Irrawaddy, a news outlet located in Burma, reports on a film made by women's rights researchers who traveled to war-torn Kachin State of Burma to produce a documentary about sexual violence perpetrated against women in the conflict zone. The documentary, Bringing Justice to Women, is available on YouTube as well.
Cambridge, Mass. – Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today announced that Karen Naimer has joined the organization as Program Director for the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones. In this role, Naimer will be responsible for spearheading and coordinating this new training and advocacy initiative which will forge coalitions and build capacity among legal, medical, and law enforcement experts to support and bolster accountability for sexual violence in East and Central Africa. Naimer will be based in PHR’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office.
Karen Naimer was named program director for the program on sexual volence in conflict zones at Physicians for Human Rights, a non-profit organization based in Cambridge.
In this role, Karen Naimer will be responsible for spearheading and coordinating this new training and advocacy initiative that will forge coalitions and build capacity among legal, medical and law enforcement experts to support and bolster accountability for sexual violence in East and Central Africa.