Mia-lia Boua Kiernan

International Detention Coalition

Mia-lia joined the International Detention Coalition (IDC) as Campaigns & Communications Coordinator in January 2019, prior to that she served as Campaign Officer at IDC for almost two years.

Mia-lia has a long history of grassroots organising in the United States, and co-founded a community organisation in Philadelphia, 1Love Movement, to advocate against detention and deportation of Cambodian refugees from the US.

She believes strongly in promoting the need for directly impacted people, families, and communities to lead and guide advocacy work on issues that effect their own lives.

She holds a BA in International and Area Studies, and an MA in Public Policy and Management.

Mia-lia will be moderating the plenary session 'Unpacking lived experience' on Thursday 13 February