May Sabe Phyu

May Sabe Phyu is the Director of the Gender Equality Network (GEN), a coalition of more than 100 organizations collaborating to advocate for women’s rights to end discrimination against women and ethnic and religious minorities in Myanmar. She works actively in the areas of the prevention of violence against women, law reform and women’s engagement to bring peace. She co-founded the Kachin Peace Network (KPN) and Kachin Women Peace Network (KWPN) to raise awareness of the human cost of conflict and to advocate for peace and reconciliation and is a founding member of the Alliance for Gender Inclusion for Peace Process (AGIPP) for promoting women’s meaningful participation in Myanmar’s peace process. May Sabe Phyu has been honored with an International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. Secretary of State in 2015 and a Global Trailblazer Award in 2017 by Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security. She also received “N-Peace Award” under the category of Untold Stories from UNDP in 2019.

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