Date: Wednesday May 20, 2020
Time: 10 – 11 am
Location: Online Webinar
In this webinar in partnership with Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and Colors Rainbow, you will gain an understanding of how to build better and more inclusive workplaces for the LGBTQ+ community, with practical resources, recommendations, and examples.
In this webinar, Colors Rainbow’s Deputy Director, Ko Hla Myat Tun and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business’ Director, Vicky Bowman will discuss:
– Why should businesses care about LGBT inclusivity, especially during COVID-19?
– Understanding SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression)
– How employers can support LGBT+ equality: the UN Standards
– Creating a friendly and inclusive for LGBT+ individuals
– Resources relating to LGBT diversity and inclusion
Join us for an informative session to learn how to support LGBT+ equality in the workplace!
The webinar will be in Burmese, and is free and open to the public. Register to attend below!
About the Speakers
Vicky Bowman has been the Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) since July 2013. Prior to that, she led global mining company Rio Tinto’s policy approach to transparency, human rights and resource nationalism/resource curse issues from 2011. She was Director of Global & Economic Issues and G8 sous-Sherpa for the United Kingdom from 2008-2011 and Head of the Southern Africa Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government from 2006-2007.
Vicky served as ambassador of the UK to Myanmar from 2002-2006 and as second secretary in the Embassy from 1990-1993. She has also worked in Brussels as Member of Cabinet of European Commissioner Chris Patten (1999-2002) and as press spokeswoman for the UK representation to the EU (1996-1999).
Vicky has an MA in Natural Sciences (Pathology) from University of Cambridge, is an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of University of Bradford (Division of Peace Studies and International Development). She speaks Burmese and is married to Myanmar artist Htein Lin.
Ko Hla Myat Tun
Hla Myat Tun is one of several LGBT activists that openly challenged prejudices and discriminatory practices in Myanmar, demanding equality and acceptance of LGBTQ persons across Myanmar society. He is acting as a Deputy Director at Colors Rainbow and working together with the country’s Ministries and parliamentarians to recognize gender identities and legal reform to protect the human rights of LGBTQ people.
He is also serving as a Co-Director at “&PROUD” which he co-founded in 2014 with the aim to create more space for the LGBTQ community through constructive conversations and engagement among the broader public.
Before he started his LGBTQ activism, he worked for UNFPA in Myanmar and International Center for Transitional Justice in Thailand. He is a multi-cultured professional with great knowledge on working with different ethnic minorities and vulnerable populations in different settings.
He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of the Philippines Los Baños and a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Computer Studies, Yangon.