(COX’S BAZAR, February 29, 2020)—Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and the wider Rohingya diaspora are building stronger relationships and connections for justice and accountability. From February 24 to 28, 2020, Yasmin Ullah, a Rohingya activist and President of the Canada-based Rohingya Human Rights Network, traveled with Fortify Rights on her first visit to the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. During her visit, Yasmin met Rohingya refugees, Rohingya-led civil society groups, and humanitarian organizations. Refugees in the camps shared their experiences with Yasmin. They discussed fleeing violence and restrictions in the camps, and, in turn, Yasmin listened and shared her experience traveling to The Hague to attend and observe the ongoing trial at the International Court of Justice, where Myanmar faces charges of genocide against the Rohingya people. Yasmin also discussed the importance of women leadership in the Rohingya community.
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