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Rohingya women refugees from India

The Rohingya are “the Worlds’ Most Persecuted Minority,” according to the U.N. This stateless Muslim people may constitute up to 7% of the total Burmese population of nearly 60 million. The Myanmar government continues to deny the Rohingya any legal status or rights, insisting that they are “Bengalis” illegally in the country. Bangladesh, however, does not claim them. Seven thousand Rohingyas have settled in Jammu, a north Indian district. These are the their stories.


Rohingya women© UN Women/Allison Joyce

Neha Dixit is a journalist from India. Her texts on politics, gender and social justice in South Asia have featured in a range of media, including Al Jazeera, Smithsonian, Caravan, The New York Times, UNESCO Casebook of Investigative Journalism (2011), and the Zubaan Series on Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia.  Her awards and prizes include the Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism (2014); the Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism from the European Comission (2011); and the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist in India (2017). She is currently working on her first nonfiction book.

„Refugees Worldwide“ seeks to gather and share experiences, impressions and information involving different refugee situations in the European and non-European context. The project calls for a shift in the focus of the public discourse on migration from Eurocentrism to a global perspective. Against this backdrop, authors write literary (travel) reports on the refugee situation in countries that have been individually selected.