Development and assistance for women

Women’s associations

They, Too: Thai Women Reporters Share Tales of Sexual Harassment

Sexism and dangers women face in the Thai workplace are well known, partly thanks to reporters who highlight those issues in their work. But the journalists themselves rarely tell their own stories. This is hardly a surprise. Those working in the media, after all, are trained ...

Asaree Traitrakulpanich

Activists say urban insecurity hampers women’s capacity

Women’s rights activists have called on the government to consider the needs of women in its delivery of public services while also increasing its budget for women, and enacting and enforcing laws and policies to protect and promote their rights. Action Aid Myanmar, in cooperation with ...

Cambodia ranks low on gender equality

In spite of gains, gender inequality in Cambodia remains significant, particularly in education and political empowerment, according to the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 Global Gender Gap Report. While the Kingdom is ranked 109 out of 145 countries in the world, slipping one place compared with ...

Myanmar rural women organise nationwide network

Widow and mother of four Daw Nyo Nyo San saw years of hard work pay off as she aided in the 15 October launch of May Doe Kabar (Women’s World), a group dedicated to educating rural women about their rights, providing them with small loans ...

Housewives band together to fight for rights

Furious: That’s how Mi Than Shin said she felt when the Union Election Commission (UEC) told her and her colleagues they could not register a political organisation under the name Women’s Party. On April 27, the commission sent a letter to the founding members, who are ...

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