Myanmar is ranked 49th in a list of the most dangerous countries in the world, according to the 2016 GPI. Our country is known, among tourists, for only two things: for its beauty and pagodas, and for the lack of basic human rights. Growing into adolescence, one of the things I hated the most was to walk down the streets alone because boys would hiss or make catcalls at me. They would stare at me and start singing random song lyrics at me. Parents ban girls from going out alone at nights because the outside world is too dangerous for a girl alone. Freedom is an unthinkable sentiment for girls and women. Rape is still common although it does not happen as often in the cities as it does in rural areas. Victims of rape are often ethnic minorities, and most of the rape crimes are committed by soldiers with the intention of dividing the country. Rape is used as a weapon of war against minorities in Myanmar. When the crime is reported, the fact that government ignores it only ignites conflict between the government and minorities. What is more sorrowful is that the majority of rapes are never reported because of the country’s intense honour-shame culture. Being raped is still considered a humiliating tragedy, and victim-blaming is ubiquitous. The public criticises the victim for mingling too much with boys, or for her flirty personality.