Date(s) - Monday - Feb 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us in discussing the recent military coup in Myanmar and how this is currently playing out on the ground. We will be joined by Burma national experts to provide their insights into the situation. Please register below.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Speaker Daw Khin Ohmar
Khin Ohmar’s took part in the pro-democracy student-led uprisings in 1988. She moved into exile but has continued her opposition to military rule from the Thai-Burma border. Presently, Khin Ohmar is the Chair of Progressive Voice Myanmar’s Advisory Board and previously as the Coordinator at the Burma Partnership, a regional advocacy network linking organizations committed to both democracy and ethnic rights in Burma. Khin Ohmar she has been awarded the Anna Lindh Prize, also the Vital Voices Global Leadership Award for Human Rights which she shared with Shan Women Action Network activist Charm Tong.
Speaker Daw Thin Thin Aung
Thin Thin Aung is a advisory board member of the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), an umbrella collective of 13 democracy, women’s and human rights organizations. She is highly involved in the WLB’s International Criminal Court project, which advocates for an official Commission of Inquiry into the widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by the ruling military junta. Thin Thin lived in exile in India for the past 20 years and went back to Myanmar after the country opened again and since then she has continued to work to bring justice, accountability and democracy to her fellow Burmese citizens. She is also the co-founder of Mizzima News after her return from exile.
Further panelist will be announced according to availability.
Moderation will be provided by IPB board member, Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan and commentary by IPB board member and Founder-Convener of the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples, Gender Justice and Peace, Binalakshmi Nepram.