Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Lucy Geries Talgieh & May Sabe Phyu at Survival and Activism under Occupation (ICAN, LSE WPS & CFFP)

June 29, 2021

8:00-9:15 (ET) / 13:00-14:15 (BST)

The impact of the February coup in Myanmar is ongoing, and we have seen yet another resurgence of violent conflict in Palestine and Israel. So, when the tanks roll in, the bombs drop, the raids and the arbitrary arrests begin how do social activists survive and thrive under military dictatorships and occupation forces?

With a focus on Myanmar and Palestine, for our fifth session in the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda series, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE will be in conversation with Agnes Callamard, Secretary General at Amnesty International and formerly the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings; May Sabe Phyu, Director of the Gender Equality Network; and Lucy Talgieh, Palestinian Council member and peacebuilder from Wi'am: The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center.

The talk will Illustrate daily life under occupation, the risks and choices taken, the strategies of those fighting for change through non-violent means, and the personal cost of trauma and insecurity that prevails. The panellists will also discuss the role and obligations of international actors in supporting local peacebuilders and human rights defenders in preventing violence and finding sustainable and transformative solutions for peace.

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