You are invited to Aid Talks Webinar #3, hosted by Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific and Aid/Watch.

18 March 2021
4 PM Manila / 7 PM Sydney


Aid Talks will dive deep into how women and gender diverse peoples from the Asia Pacific region embrace, advocate and are ushering in feminist, just and rights-based solutions for lives, livelihoods and development justice.

Amid the long history of women’s and gender justice struggles and movements, we are now at a crucial junction and opportune moment for liberation through self-determination by pushing the gender justice agenda out of the margins and asserting its place in local, national, regional and global policy arenas.

Women and gender diverse peoples are serving at the frontlines, the impacts of the crises on them are a stark reality of ongoing injustices and inequality.

Join our panelists, from Karen Peace Support Network and Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur to answer key questions including the following:


1. How do we define gender justice?
2. How is it situated in the gamut of development, economic, social, racial and environmental injustices in the Asia Pacific region?
3. What were the conditions of marginalized Indigenous women, and gender diverse peoples prior to the pandemic and how has the pandemic exacerbated these?
4. What feminist perspectives and gender-just organising are being embraced in the response and recovery to COVID-19 and beyond?
5. How can donors, policymakers, and other key development actors be influenced to prioritize gender and development justice agendas?
6. How can we further foster solidarity for the liberation of women and all gender identities?


Women and gender diverse peoples are at the core of the fight against the multiple crises we face.

Naw Wahkushee is the Director of Karen Peace Support Network (KSPN) and Standing Committee member of Karen Women’s Organization. KPSN is the largest Karen civil society network consisting of 30 organizations in Burma and Thailand. Its members have been providing support for vulnerable people and communities in this conflict-torn region for decades, striving to empower local communities, building transparent and accountable institutions, and helping to create sustainable and equitable peace in Burma. Wahkushee is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation.

Christina Lalremdik is the Coordinator of Documentation and Research Unit at Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur (CRAM). She actively engages with vulnerable sections of society affected by social issues in Manipur. She is also currently pursuing her PhD degree in Social Work Department at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University- Regional Campus Manipur.


*This Aid Talks webinar will also be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook


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