Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

← Initiatives

Tell Your Legislators: We must do more to end impunity for genocide

U.S. inaction is complicity.

June 18, 2019

August 2019 marks two years since the Burmese military drove more than 740,000 Rohingya people from Rakhine state, in a campaign of terror and violence that amounted to genocide. To this day, Rohingya refugees are unable to return to their homes, and impunity reigns for the military and security officials responsible for the atrocities.

This pervasive lack of accountability has fueled crimes against other ethnic groups as well. In the past two years, human rights violations have escalated against the Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, and other minorities. Meanwhile, reports indicate the Burmese military has moved to destroy physical evidence of its crimes against the Rohingya.

Legislation was recently introduced in the House and Senate that would help promote accountability for genocide and other human rights violations in Burma, while providing much-needed humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees. Members of Congress need to hear from us that we support this critical legislation.

Start by entering your information below so that we can match you with the correct district, then you’ll be taken to draft letters for each of your members of Congress which you can personalize before sending.