Standing with Rohingya Women: Nobel Women 2018 Delegation
Bangladesh, February 24 – March 2
The Nobel Women’s Initiative, in partnership with local Bangladeshi women’s organization, Naripokkho, is organizing a delegation to Bangladesh to witness and highlight the situation of the Rohingya refugees and the violence against Rohingya women—including high levels of sexual violence. The Laureates will spend time in Dhaka and in refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar meeting with female Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh government officials, human rights organizations and Canadian and other diplomats.
Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland), Shirin Ebadi (Iran) and Tawakkol Karman (Yemen) will seek to gain a better understanding of the assistance and protection being provided by the Bangladeshi government and local communities, including the challenges they face, and the role of local and international organizations providing support to the Rohingya women in the camps and elsewhere.
The delegation builds on more than a decade of work of the Nobel Women’s Initiative in the region and with women’s rights organizations in Burma.
To arrange an interview with the Laureates, please contact:
In Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar:
Ketty Nivyabandi, Media Associate: [email protected] + 1 613 691 1419 ext. 117