The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 19

Session Title 3.7. Democratization Movement in Myanmar and International Solidarity
Key Organizer Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Time  19 May 2021, 16:00-18:00 KST (GMT+9)
Modality / Language Virtual / English 
Objectives The objective of this session is to discuss the current situation in Myanmar from the perspectives of ASEAN and Asian countries, discussing possible actions for democratic Asian governments and ASEAN to take in solidarity with Myanmar.
Main Topics & Issues to be addressed
  • Discussing the various responses and action from ASEAN and Asian democracies 
  • Mobilizing regional and international solidarity and action for Myanmar
Background
  • What has happened in the Myanmar is symptomatic of a backsliding democracy and rising authoritarianism occurring across Southeast Asia, with further implications of a deteriorating civic space and human rights protection in the region. Human rights groups in the region are deeply concerned about the rising cases of human rights repression, including the killing and detention of civilians, cascading throughout Myanmar and affecting Asia’s political stability and human security. ASEAN and Asian democracies must find a solution that aligns with the will of the people of Myanmar and international mechanisms.
Speakers
  • Moderator : Rachel Arini Arinii Judhistari, FORUM-ASIA
  • Panelist
    • Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
    • Sanjoy Hazarika - Honorary Research Professor, Centre for Policy
    • Naw Hser-Hser, Secretary General, Women's League of Myanmar
    • Kim Minji, Prgram Executive, Human Rights Center, The National Council of Churches in Korea
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Rachel Arini Arinii Judhistari
Role in the Session Moderator
Position and Organizational Affiliation FORUM-ASIA
Nationality
Yuyun Wahyuningrum
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
Nationality
Sanjoy Hazarika
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation Honorary Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research
Nationality India
Naw Hser-Hser
Role in the Session Panel
Position and Organizational Affiliation Secretary General of the Women's League in Myanmar
Nationality

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