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Politics of Death: Female frontline fails to soften defense of Cambodia land

Jun 21 2017

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh's largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets - put women on the frontline to show a "gentle" face and prevent violence.

Thai court dismisses labor abuse suit against chicken farm

Mar 17 2017

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai court on Friday dismissed a compensation claim by 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who had alleged labor violations at a chicken farm that supplied to the European Union.

Amid land grabs and evictions, Cambodia jails leading activist

Feb 24 2017

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even before a Cambodian judge sentenced land rights activist Tep Vanny to jail, her fellow campaigners said her fate had already been sealed.

After epiphany in U.S., woman forges peace among Indian and Pakistani youth

Feb 20 2017

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aliya Harir was an impressionable teenager who soaked up the patriotic propaganda from her schoolbooks and the one TV channel that served her town in the mountains of northern Pakistan.

HIV activist battles drugs and discrimination in Ukraine

Feb 09 2017

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up in eastern Ukraine, Svitlana Moroz said she was a typically reckless teenager who believed she'd live forever.

Photographer captures deadly battle for land and environment in Thailand

Jan 31 2017

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Photographer Luke Duggleby recalled a meeting four years ago with Thai environmental activist Jintana Kaewkhao, who told him how she faced assassination attempts in her fight to block a coal-fired power plant along the coast in southern Thailand.

In rare demand, migrants push for better pay, benefits at Thai seafood firm

Jan 30 2017

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 2,000 migrant workers at a major Thai seafood exporting company have called for bigger bonuses and better welfare benefits, a rare demand in a country that bars foreigners from forming trade unions, a rights group said.

In LGBT 'paradise', Thai transgender activist breaks barriers to education

Jan 17 2017

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates - all men - that their graduation certificates were ready.

Indonesia's land transfer a breakthrough for indigenous rights: activist

Jan 11 2017

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's decision to return customary lands to indigenous peoples is a breakthrough for their rights and a boost to campaigners pushing for a slowdown in deforestation in the Southeast Asian country, a leading rights activist said.

Wives of missing Thai, Lao activists seek action over disappearances

Dec 20 2016

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The wives of three prominent Southeast Asian human rights campaigners who went missing after being detained by the authorities have united to urge Laos and Thailand to end impunity over forced disappearances.

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