An online event will be held on “Citizenship in Myanmar: Past and Future” by Migration Mobilities Bristol on 16th November 2021.
The webinar will be based on Myanmar’s ‘unofficial minorities’ – or those not recognized as belonging to one of the state’s 135 official ‘ethnic nationalities’ who face severe challenges and discrimination in accessing citizenship documentation.
The citizenship and identity card system has functioned to maintain a system of segregation and apartheid for Rohingyas in Rakhine State. Elsewhere religious minorities including Muslims and Hindus, people of mixed ethnic and religious backgrounds, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and returned refugees are amongst those that face discrimination in accessing citizenship documents and rights.
Speakers will discuss the ongoing threats faced by the community after the Military coup.
Chair: Elizabeth Rhoads, Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Rights Studies/Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
- Maung Zarni, activist and scholar, Fellow of the (Genocide) Documentation Centre, Cambodia, and co-author of Essays on Mynamar’s Genocide of Rohingyas (2018).
- Natalie Brinham, PhD student, Queen Mary University of London, Programme Officer at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, and co-author of Essays on Mynamar’s Genocide of Rohingyas (2018).
- Kathy Win, Research Fellow, SOAS, University of London.
- Aung Ko Ko, Graduate Student, Masters in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, Brandeis University.
- Nan Tinilar Win, freelance researcher, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Htike Htike, PhD researcher, SOAS, University of London.
Welcome guest: Bridget Anderson, Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol.
Registration will close at 12 pm on 16th November. Free for everyone.
Event time : 20:00-23:00+06