We Are Not Afraid

Online exhibition launched in 2018

In March of 2018 Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Mairead Maguire, travelled 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. Featuring the work of Dhaka-based visual journalist Fabeha Monir, and American photojournalist Allison Joyce, 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. 

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To find out more about the delegation to Bangladesh click here


Naripokkho (Bangladesh)