Yasmin Ullah

Rohingya social justice activist

Region(s): Asia
Country of focus: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand
Based in Canada


Current Occupation: Rohingya social justice activist
Language: English

Yasmin Ullah (@YasminJUllah ) is a Rohingya feminist, author, poet, and a social justice activist. She was born in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. Her family fled to Thailand in 1995 when she was a child and she remained a refugee until moving to Canada in 2011.

Yasmin served as the President 2018-2020 of the Rohingya Human Rights Network, a non-profit group led by activists across Canada advocating and raising public awareness of the Rohingya genocide. She’s currently serving as a board member of ALTSEAN-Burma (@Altsean) and of the US Campaign for Burma (@uscb). She is a member of the steering committee in Bridges MM Youth Dialogue project.

Among the projects she has worked on are the Time to Act: Rohingya Voices exhibition with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Genocide Learning Tool with the Montréal Holocaust Museum. Her poetry is published in the anthology I Am A Rohingya.

In 2021 she was named on the FemiList100, the Gender Security Project  list of 100 women from the Global South, working in foreign policy, peacebuilding, law, activism, development.