Women Waging Peace in Myanmar: Noon

Thursday 23 May 2024
18:30-20:00 (UK time)

Women holding placards and wearing capes saying we need democracy

What is happening in Myanmar now? What can we learn from hearing from women peacebuilders at the front-line of a complex and violent internal conflict? Join Noon as she shares her experience of working for peace and justice in Myanmar.

In the first of two interactive online sessions, we hear Noon (not her real name for security reasons), an incredible woman working for peace and justice in Myanmar. Noon is a seasoned peace-practitioner, advocate for justice and member of a minority ethnic-group in Myanmar. She is currently teaching at York University as part of their Protective Fellowship Scheme (read more about Noon on York University’s site: https://www.york.ac.uk/cahr/human-rights-defenders/protective-fellowship/current-defenders/noon/.

Noon will brief us on the current situation in Myanmar, which is rarely in our news headlines. And she will share about her own journey, both internal and external, on an extremely difficult road towards peace and justice for her people.

What inspiration and learning we can take from her example to wage peace with grace, creativity and courage, within our own communities and in other parts of the world where our presence is welcomed?

How does she keep working for peace, even when the odds seem stacked so hard against it? What can people outside Myanmar do to support local-led efforts to build peace and justice?

Come to this session to listen and engage in conversation with Noon and each other.

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerWorkshopZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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