Rohingya women organize while Myanmar faces genocide charges at the ICJ
On December 12-14, 2019, while Myanmar faced charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Rohingya women from around the world who are working for their community gathered for three days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the women to share their experiences, challenges, and identify ways to better support each other.
The Rohingya women discussed common challenges they share; as women, refugees, and Rohingya, including various ways in which Rohingya and other ethnic women from Myanmar could work more closely in the future.
Together, they watched the hearings at the ICJ via livestream.
Reflecting on their discussions and the ICJ hearing, the group wrote a statement calling for justice, solidarity, and peace for Rohingya in Myanmar and around the world.
On January 23, 2020, the International Court of Justice will deliver its decision in the request for provisional measures of protection for Rohingya.
Rohingya women call for the court to help bring an end to the genocide and give the Rohingya community the justice they deserve.