The Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security was established in response to the release of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018. While the event supports shadow reporting on the implementation of this whole-of-government policy, it is important we remember that people, not policy is at the heart of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. For this reason, in 2015, the Dialogue included two country specific sessions. Each country specific panel consist of one panelist from the Australian Government, one from an Australian civil-society organisation, and one conflict affected woman.
This podcast is a recording of the panel session on Myanmar. Overall, the purpose of this session is to discuss the current state of Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar and opportunities for Australian policy and programming. The session was chaired by Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer, Associate Professor at Griffith Law School. The panelists were:
- Richard Andrews, Assistant Secretary South-East Asia Mainland Bilateral Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Stav Zotalis, Country Director – Myanmar, Care International
- Khin Khin Mra, Women’s Rights Activist, Gender Equality Network
Some of this file has been redacted at the request of panel participants.