Women

Women policy and administration

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

Mothers giving birth in Vientiane hospitals still at risk

Mothers giving birth in Vientiane hospitals still face a risk of death similar to local community healthcare centres due to medical staff’s lack of ability and treatment experience, according to an expert. Medical professionals should take new steps to expand and improve national obstetrics and ...

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 ...

Safe employment project for women launched

A project focusing on creating safe working environment and job opportunities for female migrant workers, as well as protecting women workers, has been launched in Yangon. The “Aung Myin Hmu Project: Industry Solution for Safe Employment” that was launched on March 19 in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar ...

Over 20,000 Myanmar women stay illegally in Dehong: daily

More than 20,000 Myanmar women have married Chinese men and are living illegally in the Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, a Chinese government-owned daily reported last week. The Global Times quoted Yu Mayue, director of the Standing Committee of ...

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