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Online Event - No Participation without Protection

Women’s rights in areas controlled by armed and political movements

Online Event | No participation without protection: Women’s rights in areas controlled by armed and political movements

When: Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 13:00-14:15 CET

Where: Online event via Zoom

*This event will be held in English, Arabic and Burmese, with simultaneous translations.


About the Event

This event presents recent findings of a pilot study conducted by the Fight for Humanity and Berghof Foundation, with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, on the role of armed political movements in Myanmar in the implementation of the agenda on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The findings show that these movements and women’s groups associated with them do indeed engage with the spirit of the WPS agenda, specifically regarding women and girls’ participation and protection, but that they also face various challenges related to limited resources, knowledge and technical expertise.

In a panel discussion, we intend to inquire about the progress, difficulties and prospects of women and girls in areas under the control of armed and political movements, and what potential roles these actors can play in the implementation of the WPS agenda. The discussion will be complemented by the comparative perspective of a Yemeni women’s rights advocate. Raising awareness on women’s rights in conflict areas two days before Human Rights Day, this event takes place in the spirit and framework of the UN’s 16 Days Activism Against Gender Based Violence.


Event Speakers

  • Beytul Gorkem - Head of Operations, Fight for Humanity

  • Zin Mar Phyo ('Boke Boke’) - local consultant, researcher and journalist

  • May Sabe Phyu - Kachin women’s rights activist

  • Dr Najwa Fadhl - President advisor for women issues of the Southern Transitional Council (Yemen)

  • Danielle Feldstein - Desk Officer for Women, Peace and Security, German Federal Foreign Office

The event will be moderated by Véronique Dudouet - Senior Research Advisor, Conflict Transformation Research Department, Berghof Foundation.


Additional Information

This event is organised by Berghof Foundation and Fight for Humanity. We are looking forward to involving you in this discussion.

Event registration is mandatory. To attend this event, please register below. You will be redirected to Eventbrite, and receive an email confirmation with further details about the event.

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