Asia Institute Tasmania

Event | Rohingyan Women's Resilience in Malaysia


The Reyna Movement

Start Date

23rd Aug 2018 5:30pm


Harvard Lecture Room 1, Centenary Building, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus

The Carving of a Community in the Midst of Uncertainty: Rohingyan Women’s Resilience in Malaysia

This lecture is organised and presented by The Reyna Movement, a Singaporean non-for-profit that seeks to support and empower refugee women.

Despite not being a signatory to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Malaysia hosts around 150,000 refugees. Around one-third are Rohingyan people, a community fleeing ethno-religious persecution from their home state of Myanmar.

Estranged from their homeland, without safe refuge in Malaysia the Rohingyan community has nevertheless carved out a home in Kuala Lumpur, assimilating into local ways of life through a beautiful blending of religion & identity.

Recipes of Resilience is a photographic essay that reflects on, and celebrates Rohingyan women’s resilience in Malaysia in the face of an ongoing cycle of instability & uncertainty.

Please join us for the opening evening of this exhibition, which will be preceded by a discussion on the status of refugees in Malaysia.

This is a free event and no registration is required, however, by registering this does help us
with ensuring our room locations are adequate in size.

Register here