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Women, War and Revolutions in Myanmar: Himalaya, Naga Hills to Thai-Burma Borderlands

“Women, War and Revolutions in Myanmar: Himalaya, Naga Hills to Thai-Burma Borderlands” with Dr. Khin Mar Mar Kyi (University of Oxford)

Friday, November 12 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm HST

Join us on Zoom here.

(Meeting ID: 993 4718 1757 | Passcode: 586863)

Since the military coup on 1 Feb 2021, the world has witnessed Myanmar women in the frontline of the spring revolution against the brutal military junta in order to restore democracy in Myanmar. Sixty percent of the participants in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) are women, and many are leading the nation-wide protests against the vicious junta. Many female Members of the Parliament, university lecturers, academics, teachers, medical doctors, actresses, models, and singers became revolutionary soldiers – some joining the fight in the jungle. However, Myanmar women’s participation in this revolution is not new. Dr. Mar will share her observations and insights – the women’s strength, commitment, and success in the face of structural discrimination and violence — based on her research and interviews with women who are currently leading the revolution and also those who had participated in the revolutions of the past.

Dr. Khin Mar Mar Kyi “Dr. Mar” is the Interim Director and Convener of the International Studies at the University of Oxford. She is also one of the founding directors of the Oxford Thanakha International Gender Studies Centre in collaboration with Chiang Mai University in Thailand. This Centre has partnered with various international academic institutions and so far, conducted 22 international webinars on Myanmar’ coup related issues particularly gender issues in Myanmar. In her role as the Senior Research Fellow & Research Associate at Oxford University, she co-led the grant research funded program for “Religion, Gender, Identity, and Conflict in a Political Transition.” Dr. Mar holds a PhD in Gender and Anthropology from the Australian National University.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Geography and Environment and Sociology and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Nov 12 2021


Time stated in HST.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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