Standing with Rohingya: 2 Nobel Peace Laureates Visit No Man’s Land


Nobel Women's Initiative – TRANSCEND Media Service

28 Feb 2018 – Standing with #RohingyaWomen: Nobel Women Delegation 2018 visited No Man’s Land between the Bangladesh and Burma border today. Here, Nobel peace laureates, Tawakkol Karman and Mairead Maguire, addressed the 6,500 refugees trapped between the two nations to not lose hope in the quest for justice for the Rohingya people. The laureates are calling for the Burmese army to be held accountable for the campaign of genocide perpetrated against the Rohingya people, by being brought before the International Criminal Court.

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, co-founder of Peace People, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. She won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace in Northern Ireland. Her book The Vision of Peace (edited by John Dear, with a foreword by Desmond Tutu and a preface by the Dalai Lama) is available from She lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. See:


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