Bangladesh, South Asia
Throughout Bangladesh there are a high number of children living on the streets. It has been found that within the capital Dhaka which has high poverty levels there are over 333,920 street children
Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Ala Kachuu is a form of bride kidnapping that is largely non consensual and often involves the violent mistreatment and rape of women. This practice stems from a romantic traditions in Central Asia where the prospective groom 'kidnaps' the prospective bride from her home so that he can marry her or a form of elopment of a consenting couple.
Burma, South East Asia
The Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted communities in the world. Although, they have been living in the state of Arakan since the 8th century (which is now part of Burma), the Rohingyas have been under extreme scrutiny by the Burmese government. They haven't been recognised as citizens of The Union of Burma since the 1962 coup d'etat by General Ne Win. After decades of oppression and marginalisation, the passing of the 1982 Citizenship Law deemed them officially stateless.
In August 2019, the final list of The National Register of Citizens was published, excluding 1.9 million people from citizenship. This was swiftly followed by the introduction of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), legislation which drew controversy for the exclusion of Muslims and which has drawn more criticism to the ruling BJP party of India. The BJP’s Telangana MLA Raja Singh went out to publicly announce that, “If these Rohingyas and Bangladeshi illegal immigrants do not leave India respectfully, then they should be shot and eliminated”. As fascism becomes more and more normalised within India and other regions wanting to implement the NRC, where does that leave Bengalis/Bangladeshis and other minorities within India. Where do you go when your home doesn't want you?