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Sandar Khin

  • Islam
  • Myanmar
  • Female
  • Myanmar
  • South East Asia
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Khin Sandar Tun is a young activist who is currently working as a freelance civic educator and is actively involved in public demonstrations for peace in Myanmar. In May 2016, Khin and her friends organized a peace march for diversity and promoting tolerance in Yangon with young people from different religious backgrounds. She is also a committee member of “Youth participation in Peace Process.” She enjoys her work with youth groups and has provided civic education to ethnic minorities on a voluntary basis since 2012. She is also serving as a network coordinator and facilitator at the Peace Cultivation Network-PCN. She occasionally facilitates interreligious dialogues hosted by PCN. In 2014, she spoke at an event hosted by the Center of Diversity and National Harmony on peace and tolerance from an Islamic perspective.

She is a member of the Kaman minority group, which formed part of a diverse and peaceful interreligious community in Rakhine state. This peace was shattered by ethno-religious conflict in 2012. Since she and her family are victims of conflict, she is eager to work for peace. She studied conflict transformation across cultures (CONTACT) at the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Vermont, USA. As an activist, she is always thinking about alternative ways to promote tolerance and peace.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Documentary of Interfaith Visiting Tour ( “Who says No”)

8 religious leaders and 20 youth visited four main religious buildings including a Pagoda, Church, Mosque and Hindu temple. A documentary was launched on a TV channel, social media, facebook & youtube. The film is be 15 to 20 minutes, in Mynmari language with English subtitle.