November 08, 2018

Religious Fundamentalism and Its Gendered Impact in Myanmar

When: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Where: WCC 3019

Join the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change for lunch and a discussion with Burmese Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Esther Htusan on the gendered impact of the rise of religious fundamentalism and populist nationalism in Myanmar. Having worked to uncover and disrupt human trafficking networks in Southeast Asia, including those exploiting Rohingya women, Htusan will share her insights on the threats facing women in vulnerable communities and the impact of the crisis on women’s rights advocacy in Myanmar. The workshop will be moderated by Yee Htun, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Asia Center, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School, and the Muslim Law Students Association.

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