Sexual Violence In Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis

Friday December 7, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

free
http://www.tuftsgloballeadership.org/calendar/sexual-violence-myanmars-rohingya-crisis

Speaker

Esther Htusan

Institute for Global Leadership/Amnesty International/AEAN Society

Sexual Violence In Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis

Location

Cabot Intercultural Center, Room 205
Handicap Accessible

GEO: ,

Directions & Parking

170 Packard Ave, there is a parking garage

Description

Tufts Amnesty International Presents: Film Screening of “Mother, Daughter, Sister” and Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Esther Htusan. Mother, Daughter, Sister is a half-hour documentary about ethnic women affected by rape as a weapon of war in Myanmar. Told through the eyes of four Rohingya and Kachin survivors, the film shows the brutality of the Myanmar military, the resiliency of survivors and their quest for justice and accountability. There will be a discussion following the screening with Esther Htusan. Esther started her journalism career working as a freelance producer, fixer and translator for international news agencies covering the parliamentary by-elections. After joining the Associated Press in 2013, she has been relentlessly pursuing stories about human rights abuses in Myanmar following a half-century of dictatorship. She has reported on the plight of the Rohingyas, who are Muslims living in the Rakhine state in the country’s western shore but are denied Myanmar citizenship. Htusan was a member of the Associated Press investigation team that looked into forced labor in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry. Her compassion and resourcefulness in reporting led to some of the most powerful images the world has seen about modern day slavery, including men in a cage on a remote Indonesian island. Htusan helped interviewed forced laborers who spoke of abuses at the hands of their captains and begged the journalists to tell their families back home that they were still alive. Her team’s work won 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.

Contact Information

Institute for Global Leadership
igl@tufts.edu
6176273314

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