A Struggle for Human Dignity: Human Rights in Burma

Zoya Phan is a political activist from Burma and the Campaigns Manager for the human rights organisation, Burma Campaign UK. She was an outspoken critic of the Burmese government when it was under direct military rule, repeatedly calling for democratic reform, as well as economic sanctions from both the British government and the United Nations. 

Following political changes in the country from 2011, she has continued to campaign for international action to end ongoing human rights violations, especially regarding the use of rape and sexual violence against ethnic women by the Burmese Army.

She will be speaking to us on the current situation in Burma, with a focus on human rights and ethnic minorities.

This event will be FREE for all IRSoc members and £3 for non-members. As with all our speaker events, the talk will be followed by a drinks reception for all attendees. The event will be held in the Danson room in Trinity College.