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Resource Guide

Rohingya

We invite you to explore this guide as a starting point in learning more about the Rohingya people.

A museum gallery featuring photographs projected onto large screens with seating in the middle of the room.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

In this guide, you will find links to resources related to Rohingya and the ongoing genocide in Myanmar. They include books and e-books, magazine articles, journals, newspapers and more. For further assistance, please contact the Museum’s Carte International Reference Centre at 204–289-2153 or reference.centre@humanrights.ca.

Difficult subjects are discussed in some of the materials found in this guide, including but not limited to genocide, sexual violence against women and girls, and other traumatic events.

The Carte International Reference Centre is not responsible for the content of external links. Inclusion of material in this resource guide does not necessarily represent an endorsement of the views expressed. Material is presented in the language in which it was originally produced.

Books in the Reference Centre

There is a growing collection of books on Rohingya in the Carte International Reference Centre located on Level 5 at the Museum. These books can be accessed onsite during the Centre’s open hours.

Books about Rohingya

Books about Myanmar

Media reports

Many media outlets have produced in-depth stories about the Rohingya genocide and its aftermath.

Documentaries

Several documentaries, podcasts and short news stories have been produced about the Rohingya people.

Documentaries – Myanmar

Virtual Reality Experiences

  • Forced to Flee

    Contrast. Forced to Flee. Al Jazeera Media Network. 2019.

  • I Am Rohingya

    Contrast. I Am Rohingya. Al Jazeera Media Network. 2019.

Human rights organizations

Many human rights and charitable organizations have begun campaigns to raise awareness about Rohingya. They are also documenting what is happening to Rohingya in Myanmar and in the refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Rohingya culture and community resources

The Rohingya people are resilient and the diaspora community and its allies have mobilized to create online resources that help raise awareness around the current situation in Bangladesh and Myanmar. This section highlights some Rohingya-run organizations and provides a selection of cultural materials, including links to Rohingya music, to bring about a fuller understanding of and appreciation for Rohingya culture.

Music

Organizations

Public programs at the Museum

Discover the power of dialogue, expand your knowledge and add your perspective to the conversation. A talk tour about issues surrounding the Rohingya people will run daily, Monday to Friday, starting July 2, 2019 – at 11 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English. Human rights conversation circles will also be offered from October 2019 to March 2020.

A guide stands next to a dark wall with thin orange lines and digital screens. A small group of people stand in front of the guide.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

Conference proceedings and programs

As awareness of the Rohingya people has grown in recent years, there have been increasing numbers of conferences and symposiums where the situation in Myanmar and the plight of Rohingya have been discussed and explored. (Listed in reverse chronological order)

Online Research tools

There are a number of online research tools that provide access to academic, scholarly, and legal resources.

Research databases

The Reference Centre holds subscriptions to a selection of research databases, which provide access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines and academic journals. These resources can be accessed at one of the computer workstations in the Reference Centre or on your own computer or device.

Articles of interest

Scholars and academics have published articles from a variety of different perspectives. Here is a selection.

Intergovernmental publications

Several government agencies and international organizations have conducted research and published reports on the Rohingya genocide, the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar and the management of refugee camps in Bangladesh.

  • France

    • La crise des Rohingyas

      France Diplomatie. “La crise des Rohingyas.” Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, 2019.

Statistics and data

Significant amounts of data have been collected about the genocide of the Rohingya people and refugee camp conditions. Here are a few examples of projects that use the data to express in very real terms the devastation caused by this ongoing genocide and what life is like in the refugee camps.