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Schools, Blood, Guns, & Bombs: Education in Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Struggle
Following the military coup of February 2021, Myanmar’s education system became a host for civil disobedience protests, with teachers and students protesting the country’s state-run schools. The military, or Tatmadaw, responded by occupying campuses and prosecuting teachers and students. In the time since 2021, the Tatmadaw has escalated its violence, including schools among the targets in its attacks against pro-democracy resistance. The webinar hosts Myanmar natives providing 1st-person accounts of their experiences in the education system amidst Myanmar’s pro-democracy struggle. The webinar addresses the challenges facing teachers and students in Myanmar’s ongoing conflict, and the ways international aid efforts can navigate the ethical and legal challenges of rendering assistance.
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