Shwe Maung, a Rohingya leader, MP, talking about the acute problems faced by stateless Rohignya. Yangon, February 2014.”Our work in Myanmar is focused on the rights of the Rohingya, an ethno-religious minority from Rakhine state. The Rohingya were stripped of their nationality in 1982, following enactment of a new citizenship law, and have since been subjected to a range of discriminatory laws and practices, including restrictions on travel, interference with marital and reproductive rights, arbitrary taxation, forced labour and discrimination in access to healthcare and education. 
Our work in Myanmar is part of a regional initiative which is documenting human rights abuses against the Rohingya, raising awareness of their situation, developing proposals for legal and policy reforms and advocating for improved protection. We are also working on Rohingya rights in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand