Khon Ja pointed to an infamous incident involving a woman named Sumlut Roi Ja, who was abducted by Burmese soldiers in 2011 and never seen again.
Rohingya Muslims say Burmese soldiers raped or sexually assaulted dozens of women during the biggest upsurge in violence against the group in four years.
Statistics revealing the high rate of rape in Rangoon come as Burma’s record on protecting the rights of women is set to come under scrutiny by the United Nations.
Women’s rights groups and activists marked the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women across Burma today.
Burmese government soldiers continue to perpetrate sexual violence against women on a widespread scale with impunity, according to a Women’s League of Burma report.
LGBT activists are planning to take legal action against Mandalay’s police force following reports that the department’s officers sexually humiliated and physically assaulted a group of transgender women