In the past month, over 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, following a brutal crackdown by the Burmese security forces, including village burnings, murder, sexual assault, and persecution. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called it a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing." Over the last 30 years, the Rohingya have been denied citizenship in Myanmar and deprived of basic rights such as freedom of movement, and access to healthcare and education.
Our expert panel will discuss the crisis in Myanmar, analyzing the causes, as well as the strategies advocates, are using to respond.
Kyaw Hsan, Research Fellow Columbia Hospital Dialogue Program, Executive Director of the Peace and Development Initiative (Kintha) in Rakhine State, Myanmar
Matthew Smith, CEO Fortify Rights
This event is part of the Human Rights Institute year-long series on Racial Justice and Human Rights, which examines how human rights and social justice advocates counter racial injustice and structural racism.
Lunch will be provided.