The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
The current repatriation deal signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh fails to guarantee the safety and citizenship of the Rohingya people or address issues of justice for crimes perpetrated against them.
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Equipped with rights, knowledge and skills, the global Rohingya diaspora is poised to be influential against the genocidal regime that seeks to erase their people.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been stuck in makeshift camps for years. They are now being targeted by criminal gangs, alongside public health and well-being issues.
It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Nearly 15 years after the international community endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), standards tragically are slipping.
For Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, 'never again' was 'a prayer, a promise, a vow'. Unfortunately, this vow is all too often broken.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
Facing increasing international pressure, Myanmar's one-time star leader is running out of time to show leadership on human rights and the Rohingya crisis.
One of the most pressing issues in the region that Indonesia must deal with as a new UN Security Council non-permanent member is the Rohingya crisis.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
The Rohingya have long seen Bangladesh as a place of refuge from persecution in Myanmar.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.
A scholar who visited Rohingya camps in Myanmar found little hope of a safe return home for refugees, who are currently living in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.