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Women in deveopment

Gender Equality Advocate Retires, Paves Way for Second Wave of Activism

Ros Sopheap was sipping ginger tea and lemonade in July when she decided to retire after more than two decades of activism that pushed for gender inclusivity and women’s empowerment. She will step down as the head of Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) later ...

Hean Socheata and Sokummono Khan,VOA Khmer

Guardians of Nature: Bold and brave women rangers of Cambodia stand tall

As Cambodia marks World Ranger Day on July 31, Khmer Times highlights a handful of bold brave, and resilient women rangers who are standing alongside men to conserve and protect the wildlife and natural resources of the protected forest. Over the years, women have navigated from ...

Sen David

Myanmar Women: ‘Our Place Is In The Revolution’

Every day at sunrise, Daisy* and her sisters set out to spend several hours in the heat cleaning debris from the previous day’s protests off the streets of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Protests have erupted around the country since the military seized control of the government ...

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 ...

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