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In March of 2018, on the sixth-month anniversary of the latest cycle of military violence in Burma, Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Mairead Maguire, traveled to Bangladesh to assess first-hand the situation of the Rohingya refugees and violence against the Rohingya women—including high levels of sexual violence. It quickly became very clear that they were witnessing the aftermath of an ongoing campaign of genocide against the Rohingya people.

The delegation visited refugee camps near the Bangladesh-Burma border to meet with Rohingya women survivors. Working in partnership with Bangladeshi women’s organization Naripokkho, the laureates also learned from their experiences working to end the horrific violence against Rohingya women, advance women’s rights, and build peace in the country and across the region.

Despite immense trauma, Rohingya women have emerged as leaders within their communities. This exhibit honours their courage and dignity. It has been two years since the brutal crackdown which forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. The Rohingya people are still waiting for justice. 

Contact us if you would like to stage the exhibit at your school or event.

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