Moving Beyond Identity-Based Solidarity: Transnational Moslem Community Engagement toward the Rohingya Refugees
Taufik Hidayat, Deasy Silvya Sari, Siti Aliyuna Pratisti
Available Online December 2017.
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- transnational Moslem community; civil society; solidarity
- The Rohingya conflict in Myanmar raises critical humanitarian issues which lead to multiple waves of refugees fled to various countries for protection. The indifferent act of the Myanmar government showed toward the Rohingya indicates the occurrence of structural violence that voiced by the international community, including Indonesia. A great deal of attention was given by the Indonesian government by continuing to carry out humanitarian assistance. However, behind the Indonesian government cosmopolitan policy in dealing with the Rohingya refugees, there are major roles of Moslem communities such as Dompet Dhuafa, ACT, and other civil society that encourage a change of perspective of Indonesian government toward refugees. In addition, this paper will also discuss forms of solidarity involving various parties, ranging from government, non-government organizations to the grassroots community, as an effort to fulfill the basic rights of refugees. The impartiality of solidarity promoted by various Moslem communities in Indonesia has become a framework for encouraging civil society engagement toward refugees, regardless of their identity. Hand in hand with government, transnational Moslem community can be a leading actor in voicing solidarity, beyond the boundaries of identity.
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TY - CONF AU - Taufik Hidayat AU - Deasy Silvya Sari AU - Siti Aliyuna Pratisti PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - Moving Beyond Identity-Based Solidarity: Transnational Moslem Community Engagement toward the Rohingya Refugees BT - 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 404 EP - 409 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.63 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.63 ID - Hidayat2017/12 ER -