Protect the Rohingya is an advocacy group which was established in July 2012 with the aim of creating awareness on the plight of the Rohingya.

Protect the Rohingya is excited to announce a South African Rohingya Events Week from 1-7 May 2018.

The speakers are Nay San Lwin, a Rohingya activist based in Germany, and Shafiur Rahman a Bangladeshi-born documentary filmmaker based in the UK. Nay San Lwin is a long standing and outspoken Rohingya activist and writer for the Rohingya Blogger. He has been on every major international news network and has addressed various conferences on the Rohingya issue.

Shafiur Rahman has been documenting the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh for over 16months. His film on Tula Toli was the first to expose pre-planning on the part of theMyanmar Army. Trafficking of Rohingya women and children, and the difficulties faced by newly arrived Rohingya women is his other ongoing documentary project. He is also co-curating a forthcoming Exhibition on Myanmar and Genocide.

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The speakers will be addressing events in Johannesburg from 1-4 May, Durban 5 May and Cape Town 6-7 May.

The speakers will be available for interviews with the Media.

For more information:

Durban: 082 367 8629
Johannesburg: 072 178 6102
Cape Town: 082 223 3685

Twitter: @ProtectRohingya


Issued by:

“Protect the Rohingya”

Shabnam Mayet

072 178 6102


Author: MRN Network

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