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WGL05.19-Hia Aung KyawWGL05.19-Hia Aung Kyaw
Courtesy of the Aurora Prize
  • Title
    Activist/Lawyer
  • Affiliation
    Myanmar

For decades, Kyaw Hla Aung has tirelessly resisted violent discrimination against his Rohingya people in Myanmar. His efforts to open schools for Muslims and to protest seizures of farmland have earned the lawyer global respect, along with prison time. Awarded the 2018 Aurora Prize for humanitarianism, he donated his $1 million prize money to fund health care for the 700,000 Rohingya displaced by recent ethnic cleansing.

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