(YANGON, May 2021)—On May 22 and 23, 2021, more than 50 participants joined a two-day virtual Rohingya Strategy Coordination Meeting organized by Fortify Rights to discuss avenues to end military-led atrocities in Myanmar. The meeting included presentations and sessions led by members of Rohingya-led coalitions and networks, including the Rohingya Women’s Network, the Rohingya National Forum, and Rohingya camp-based groups in Bangladesh. High-level participants included Dr. Sasa, the Minister of International Cooperation for the National Unity Government of Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, and Arsalan Suleman, legal counsel for The Gambia in its case against Myanmar for genocide at the International Court of Justice. The meeting provided an opportunity for allies to share updates, identify potential solutions, and develop a shared action plan to advance strategies to end atrocities in Myanmar.
Fortify Rights has facilitated the Rohingya Strategy Coordination Meeting annually since 2016. The meetings bring together individuals and organizations to discuss and coordinate strategies to address human rights concerns affecting Rohingya in Myanmar and elsewhere.