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Women in deveopment

Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist

Thailand’s crackdown on exploitation and slavery in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry will only succeed if its neighbours step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labour rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Thai fishing vessels are increasingly registering in nearby countries to avoid scrutiny ...

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

‘Women Make the News’: Online Database Connects Journalists to Thai Female Experts

Alarmed by the low number of women experts interviewed on mainstream media, UNESCO Bangkok has launched a website that links Thai journalists and researchers to female academics, government officials, corporate leaders, and NGO activists. Keep reading ...

Mong Palatino

Spouses of GMS leaders learn about life of Vietnamese women in history

Spouses of leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), who are in Hanoi for the sixth GMS Summit (GMS-6), visited the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in downtown Hanoi on March 31 to learn about the life and cultural heritage of Vietnamese women throughout history. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Women key to Mekong’s future and prosperity

Next week, the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will gather for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap. A key aim is to enhance joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Keep reading ...

Lilian Mercado

Women must have say in Mekong dam decisions

On Thursday, International Women’s Day, a recent trip to the Mekong Basin served as a reminder that women’s voices must be central to decision-making on hydropower, and in broader energy planning for Thailand and the region. ...

MAUREEN HARRIS

Myanmar’s women for peace

As civil society groups campaign for greater inclusion of women in the peace process, Frontier profiles women playing important roles in communities across the country. Keep reading ...

SU MYAT MON

Nation University pitches plan to tackle online sexual harassment

Nation University is waging a campaign against online sexual harassment to address a still largely ignored problem.​ The campaign has called on people to take a stand against sexual abuse. Supporters of the campaign are encouraged to express their support online and include #stopcybersexualharassment, @StopCSH or @Stopcybersexualharassment ...

William Klausner: Thailand must keep up its progress on gender equality

Thailand has undergone a dramatic social, cultural, economic and political transformation during the past half century. In particular, educated Thai women have reconfigured traditional conceptions of their private and public roles — to the point where Thailand now has one of the highest proportions of ...

PM okays funds for social support system

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a target programme to develop a social support system for the 2016-20 period. The programme is aimed to create a safe, friendly and healthy living environment for children and reduce the rate of increase in the number of ...

AIDS, drugs and prostitution policies suffer from ineffective implementation

Laws and policies relating to AIDS, drugs, and prostitution have been amended to help those affected to easily get benefits from government programmes, such as methadone and ARV therapy. But in reality, many people still face difficulties receiving the benefits because of ineffectiveness in policy ...

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