ethnic minorities

Rohingya Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Yesterday, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, a humanist friend from Bangladesh, and country representative of The Community for Human Development currently developing volunteer educational and livelihood initiatives in the seaside district of Cox’s Bazaar, sent me some pictures of the Rohingya refugees…

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

As news reports and information circulates about the desperate plight of the Rohingya population of Myanmar and what, on the surface, looks like ethnic cleansing. We publish here the open letter from the Gandhi Development Trust in South Africa. In…

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

By Baher Kamal* Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of…

I’m always too late…

When I reach the point of putting pen to paper, i.e. to give shape to a point of view about something relevant, other events happen to occupy everyone’s attention. So today I’m going to get ahead of the game, going…

Ethnic Minorities: Hong Kong is Our Home

Statement earlier this month from Hong Kong’s ethnic minority community: Ethnic Minorities: Hong Kong is Our Home – Condemn violence! Oppose manipulation! No racial prejudice! We are a group of first, second and third generation ethnic minorities who have lived…