The International Institute of Social Studies and the Conflict and Resilience Research Institute (CRRIC) in Winnipeg, Canada recently held a series of four webinars on ‘Unwanted’ Peoples and Boundaries of Citizenship Struggles: Rohingya, Banyamulenge and others'.
International speakers examined 'unwanted communities' such as the Banyamulenge and Rohingya. In discussions they hoped to draw lessons and strategies for demanding rights and prevent further persecution of these two ‘unwanted’ minorities.
There were four seminars, which were streamed and watched thousands of times on Congolese media, provoking much debate:
- Seminar 1 Defining genocide - Greg Stanton of Genocide Watch and Delphin Ntanyoma, PhD researcher at ISS (26 September 2020) - also streamed on Kivu Times and generated 2500+ views
- Seminar 2 Humanitarian issues - Professor Thea Hilhost, ISS (2 October 2020) - also streamed on Kivu Times and generated 1500+ views
- Seminar 3 Historical precedents - Dr Helen Hintjens, ISS, Felix Ndahinda and others (10 October 2020) - also streamed on Kivu Times and generated 2000+ views in a week.
- Seminar 4 Diaspora and futures - Yasmin Ullah, Adele Kibasumba (diaspora activists) and others (17 October 2020) - also streamed on Kivu Times and generated 3000+ views in a 4 days.
Articles in Congovirtual (in French)
Black Lives Matter en RDC: le cas de la minorité Banyamulenge - article by Dr Helen Hintjens and Delphin Ntanyoma
- Interview with Helen Hintjens and Delphin Ntanyoma