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 2024 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 



Suyheang (Heang) Kry is the executive director of Women Peace Makers in Cambodia and has grown the organization from its grassroots beginnings to a national hub for work on the intersection of gender and peace. With a strong background in research, community mobilization, gender-sensitive mediation, nonviolent communication, and training facilitation, she is best known for navigating organizational and personal growth and transformation. A co‐developer of a homegrown peace research methodology known as facilitative listening design, Heang is an expert in participatory approaches for change. Heang served as the deputy director of Anlong Veng Peace Center, a researcher focusing on the Myanmar peace process and communal violence at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and a victim support program officer at the Documentation Center of Cambodia. Heang holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a bachelor’s degree from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia