FEATURE-"Until her bones are broken": Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence
By Editor - Thu Aug 15, 5:34 pm
Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. In a meeting brokered by a village elder, he said he would beat her when “necessary”. In Myanmar, where the U.S.-funded Demographic and Health Survey suggested at least one-fifth of women are abused by a partner – a figure activists say is likely an underestimate because many cases are not reported – there is no specific law against domestic violence.
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