Myanmar

One little vibration can create a bigger movement

Rashida H. Yangon, Myanmar “I am Burmese, I am a woman and I am Muslim. I wear many marginalized identities” My name is Rashida, I am 30 years old.  I am a Ph.D. student at the Mahidol University in Thailand and I used to be a physical therapist in Myanmar. I was born and raised… Continue reading One little vibration can create a bigger movement

Myanmar

Burmese female tech pioneer reshapes the future of education and women

Hla Hla Win Yangon, Myanmar “I was an ordinary person with a strong will and desire to do something good for my country, I worked hard and I made it through all the hurdles to succeed in my project. Because of my roots and where I am coming from, many people can relate to my… Continue reading Burmese female tech pioneer reshapes the future of education and women

Myanmar

Yearning for equality in a society that still holds women back

Cho Yangon, Myanmar   “I graduated in 2008, in September 2007 it was the Saffron revolution here, and it was a crazy time, so people got nervous, they thought, what if society is not stable? So they wanted to send their kids to study abroad” My name is Cho, I am 25 years old. I… Continue reading Yearning for equality in a society that still holds women back

Thailand Profile

Thailand’s sex industry: an open secret

It is estimated that the sex industry in Thailand is worth 6.4 billion US$ a year. According to the government, 200,000 people work as prostitutes, but numbers on prostitution are controversial as it is an underground industry. NGOs are talking about much higher figures: around 2.8 million people are thought to be involved in this… Continue reading Thailand’s sex industry: an open secret

Thailand

Women don’t have to be strong. They are strong.

Kate T. Mae Sot, Thailand   “I am kind of a free spirited person” My name is Kate, I am 43 years old. I am from Bangkok and I came to Mae Sot, at the Thai-Burmese border for work. I work for Handicap International as Child Development Advisor. I have been working for this organization… Continue reading Women don’t have to be strong. They are strong.

Thailand

When raising your voice can cost you your freedom

Anonymous Mae Sot, Thailand “I think I can inspire other women to become independent” I am originally from Northern Thailand, I have lived in Bangkok, in Chiang Mai, later I moved to work in the deep south of Thailand and then I moved to Mae Sot for work 7 months ago. I don’t have children and… Continue reading When raising your voice can cost you your freedom

Thailand

#ItHappenedToMeToo: A survivor of domestic violence helping other women to raise their voices

Busayapa Bangkok, Thailand  "I grew up the opposite way of what Thai society expects a woman to be" My name is Busayapa Srisompong, but I go with the Thai nickname “Best”, in the 90s it was trendy for parents to give English nicknames to their kids, so I ended up with the nickname “Best”. I… Continue reading #ItHappenedToMeToo: A survivor of domestic violence helping other women to raise their voices

Thailand Profile

Thailand – Overview

The land of coups The Kingdom of Thailand (meaning Land of the Free), formerly known as Siam until 1949, is a country at the center of Southeast Asia and has a multi ethnic population of around 64 million people with over 90 percent of the population being Buddhist. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and has switched between democracy… Continue reading Thailand – Overview

Cambodia

We won’t be silent anymore

Kosal Khoeut Battambang, Cambodia “After my dad passed away, my mother told me I don’t know how to read and write, I want my children to know better” My name is Kosal and am 27 years old. I live in Battambang in Cambodia. I run a business with my partner in Battambang. We have opened a… Continue reading We won’t be silent anymore

Cambodia

Kicking gender stereotypes away

Nipha Battambang, Cambodia “We are not encouraged to play any sports at all; we are told to be quiet and gentle.” My name is Nipha, I am 23 years old and I am the coach of a male football team of Cambodia. In Cambodia it is hard for young women to pursue their dreams and… Continue reading Kicking gender stereotypes away