The Institite for the Study of International Development and the McGill Southeast Asia Research Program (SEARP) are glad to announce that Myanmar based gender expert, May Sabe Phyu, has recently won an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). We were lucky to interview May when she visited the International Development Research Center (IDRC) headquarters in Ottawa in May 2019 to give a talk on female political participation in Myanmar. The video of May’s interview with the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), Professor Erik Kuhonta, can be found below along with a brief summary of the key themes covered during the interview.
In the video, May shares her experience while working for improving female political participation in Myanmar, especially in her capacity as the Director of the Gender Equality Network (GEN) – Myanmar. The interview ranges from covering personal questions relating to the challenges May had to overcome over the course of her career to more institutional factors inhibiting gender equity in Myanmar.
The discussion can be viewed on the Institute's Youtube Channel.