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

Cambodia

Getting off the beaten track

Sinath Battambang, Cambodia.  “I am so proud of my parents because they are farmers, but they still provided us with the best education they could afford” My name is Sinath, I am 33 years old. My parents are from Ostuk village which is a small village about 25km from Battambang town. During the Khmer Rouge,… Continue reading Getting off the beaten track

Cambodia

Not shy nor quiet – fighting to challenge gender roles

Bopha Battambang, Cambodia “In Cambodia, boys are considered to be a lot smarter than girls” In Cambodia, boys are supposed to be a lot smarter than girls. One day, my mom told me that I had to clean the house. I asked her “why can’t I go to school? My brother is free, he can… Continue reading Not shy nor quiet – fighting to challenge gender roles

Cambodia

From bald to bold

Suzin Bahc South Korean woman met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia   “I have experienced situations where I felt extremely vulnerable”  My name is Suzin Bahc, I am 31 years old. I am currently living in Melbourne, Australia, but I am from South Korea. Back when I was living in South Korea, I have experienced situations… Continue reading From bald to bold

Cambodia

From the freedom to dress to the freedom to choose one’s life

Jany Min Phnom Penh, Cambodia   “It's Ok to not know who you are, but now, start working on it so in the future you know exactly who you are" I am no one. (Laughs). I often ask myself who I am? And I wonder even more why look up at me like I am… Continue reading From the freedom to dress to the freedom to choose one’s life