Whether as keyboard warriors, street protesters (some with slingshots), meal organisers or as part of nightly Buddhist prayers, Myanmar’s women are deep in the anti-coup movement.
Asean has been pooh-poohed by many, but it is still the most pragmatic bet for talking to Myanmar’s military. But can it convene a coordinated international response, with the west as bad cop and it as the negotiator, under heightened expectations about its doing ‘the right thing’ in our digitally connected world?
As in many protests through history, songs have been a big part of the anti-coup rallies in Myanmar. Check out our links to the protest songs too.