Advancing indigeneity, gender, and sustainability: Indigenous women’s rights activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar
Prior to the February 1 2021 military coup, Myanmar's transition encompassed broad political, legal, economic, and socio-cultural issues. Such issues were not isolated, but linked. An illustrative example of the complexities is found in Indigenous women's activism in Inle Lake, Myanmar. Presented by Dr Jonathan Liljeblad, ANU College of Law senior lecturer, this seminar delivered on 12 May 2021 explores the case of the Inle Professional Women's Association and the intersectional nature of its work across issue spaces of Indigenous identity, gender, environment and development. The analysis draws on interviews from fieldwork conducted in 2018-2019 with the association's leadership, highlighting the concerns, motivations, and strategies of the association.