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One year after Myanmar’s democratic transition, please join us for a talk by May Sabe Phyu, an ethnic Kachin leader and a winner of the State Department’s “International Woman of Courage” award. May Sabe Phyu will discuss efforts to prevent violence against women; the ongoing armed conflicts in Kachin and Shan States; and how peace activists are attempting to address entrenched militarization in the country.
This talk is part of a series that looks at change in Myanmar since Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy took power in the wake of the first free and open election in a generation. The series will examine the progress underway to protect human rights, achieve peace, and address the legacy of abuses and conflict in Myanmar dating back to the 1950s.
Lunch will be provided.