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.