YANGON – Wai Wai Nu always wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps – famed Rohingya Muslim politician Kyaw Min – and end the injustice faced by minority groups in Myanmar.
Now, at 31, Nu is the country’s most celebrated Rohingya – calling on Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to uphold the rule of law. For seven years Nu was jailed along with her family. Her law studies were put on hold until being released in 2012 – when Myanmar’s democratic transition began.
Upon release from jail, Nu set up Women’s Peace Network – the first of its kind in Myanmar to represent and defend women from minority groups like the Rohingya. Nu wants to end impunity in Myanmar and hold its leaders accountable – starting with democracy icon and state councilor Suu Kyi.
This story aired on CBC The World this Weekend Saturday, June 16, 2018.