Rape of Rohingya Women in Apartheid Burma Continues Unabated


     From Burma Task Force USA Newsletter


"She was only 11 years old"

Imagine an 11-year old. May be your daughter, your sister, or imagine you are 11 years old.

Then read about this 11-year old Rohingya Muslim girl’s story as told to Ilona Alexander of the United Nations.

“Her father went into hiding from the military and took her two older sisters with him so that they would be safe. He left the girl at home with her mother and two little brothers because he thought the military wouldn’t hurt children. The military came back to their house twice. The first time, the military came and removed her clothing and kicked her. After the clothing was removed and the girl was beaten, the military suddenly left. The next day they returned with seven soldiers and removed the mother from the house. The soldiers locked themselves in a room with the girl and gang raped her. 
The girl told me that she doesn’t even know how many of them raped her because she fell unconscious at times and awoke bleeding and injured after.”

More than half of Rohingya refugee women who were interviewed reported being raped. The actual numbers are higher. Think of how many nameless 11 year olds are silently living with this trauma. No access to health and psychological care. Their plight doesn’t end there, they are still vulnerable to exploitation in the refugee camps, where 80% of refugees are women and children.

Please pray for them tonight.

When you pray think of yourself, your sister, your daughter and then beg God for protection of these victims of rape.  Please make a special du’a that God protect, save and heal them.