Wai Wai Nu

Rohingya Burmese activist and former political prisoner

Wai Wai Nu is a Rohingya Burmese activist and the director and founder of the Women’s Peace Network. Nu was a political prisoner for seven years under the Burmese military government and emerged to serve as a national and international voice for Burma’s human rights and democracy movements. Through the Women’s Peace Network, Nu has conducted women’s empowerment trainings, offered legal education seminars, and organized human rights and peacebuilding activities. After completing her law degree in 2014, Nu founded Justice for Women, which operates as a network of female lawyers providing legal consultation and education for the women of Burma. In 2016, Nu founded the Yangon Youth Center, where young people learn and explore their ideas and promote leadership in society, politics, and peacebuilding. Nu was selected as one of the BBC’s 100 Top Women in 2014 and one of Foreign Policy’s 100 World Thinkers in 2015. She was also selected as one of Time magazine’s Next Generation Leaders.

Wai Wai 's Talks

Related Talks

Qatar's Whistleblowing Migrant Worker

Malcolm Bidali | 2023 OFF in Oslo


Sanaa Seif | 2023 OFF in Oslo

Unleashing Hope for Freedom

Hanna Liubakova | 2023 OFF in Oslo

The Islamic Republic vs. Iran

Nazanin Boniadi | 2023 OFF in Oslo

Subscribe and listen to ​Wai Wai ’s talks on​

Join Us for the 2024 Oslo Freedom Forum

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.