An activist battles from exile

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Spanish campaigner Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson and three Cambodian members of his team face two years in prison for their efforts to block a dam This article was previously published in Bangkok Post   Areng Valley is located in an…

Exclusion or protection? Activists skeptical about LGBT prison

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This article was previously published in Coconuts Bangkok Transgender activist Nachacha Kongudom was arrested in June of last year for protesting against the military junta. She was sent to a men’s prison, despite her request to go…

Death sentence for Artur Segarra unlikely to end in execution, experts say why

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This article was previously published in Coconuts Bangkok Spaniard Artur Segarra, accused of the murder of compatriot David Bernat, was sentenced to death by a Bangkok court on April 21 and transferred to Bangkwang Prison, better known…

Thailand “no paradise for transsexuals”

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A transgender couple’s fight for their rights This article was previously published in Coconuts Bangkok   Sam and Yollie love each other as much as any other ordinary couple. What makes them different from many others…

Domestic violence in Cambodia

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The country struggles with high rates of gender violence. Activists are turning to technology to help This article was previosuly published in The Diplomat There is a proverb in Cambodia, “Men are gold and women are fabric.”…

Desperate times for Cambodia's farmers

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After facing a long drought, Cambodian farmers now fear the arrival of La Niña and possible floods This article was previously published in The Diplomat The first rainfall this year did not arrive until early June to Pursat,…

The forced pregnancies of the Khmer Rouge

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The reproductive rights of Cambodia’s women are forgotten by the court set up to judge the communist regime’s crimes. This article was previosly published in The Diplomat Souk (not her real name) was forced to marry…

Was Buddha a Feminist?

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The first fully ordained Thai female monk in the Theravada tradition caused a controversy that continues 15 years later. This article was previosly published in The Diplomat   The Venerable Dhammananda likes to say…

Would moving Indonesia's capital work?

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Experts say relocating the seat of government will not solve Jakarta’s overpopulation problem, as many people might not want to leave This article was previously published in South China Morning Post   The Indonesian government…

Why are abuse claims in Cambodia's war on drugs being ignored?

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Hun Sen’s campaign may not feature the violence of Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown in the Philippines, but advocates still warn of ‘gradual but deadly’ rights abuses This article was previously published in South China Morning Post On…

How the murder of a Malaysian transgender woman exposed fears over an islamic penal code

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The brutal killing of a florist in Malaysia shocks activists who say it must be seen against a backdrop of rising conservatism – including a plan to ease restrictions on sharia law This articule was previously published in South China Morning…

El monje de los libros prohibidos

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King Zero, protagonista de la Revolución Azafrán, huyó de Birmania para evitar la cárcel. Ha fundado varias bibliotecas donde miembros de todas las religiones pueden estudiar gratis Este artículo fue publicado previamente en El…