The Rohingya refugees Empowerment and Integration

Rohingya is an ethnic community living in Arkan, Burmese occupied territory. Since Burmese independence from the British, the ruling Buddhist Burma majority is in conflict with the Rohingya people and the Muslim population of the country in general.

Numerous human rights organisations have described the action by the Burmese military against Rohingya as a slow burning genocide.

Many Rohingya fled to nearby countries. Young members of the Rohingya refugee community have limited access to education. Furthermore, they do not have right to employment as asylum seekers are regarded as illegal migrants in most South-East Asian countries and have limited basic human rights.

You are warmly invited to find out more about the current situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Join our talk with Sujauddin Karimuddin, a former refugee and founder of the Rohingya Elom Community Center. Let us discuss new approaches for empowerment, integration and community building in the context of the Rohingya crisis.

Tuesday, 2nd of July – 19:30-21:00, Karl der Grosse, Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich

  • Introductory presentation by Amnesty International: ‘Violence against the Rohingya: Facts- Background – Perspectives’
  • Human Rights in International Law: The Case of the Rohingya in Myanmar
  • Former refugee Sujauddin Karimuddin presents his story and engagement for the ELOM community center
  • Open discussion and questions
  • Gathering in the bar

Free entry
Event language: German and English