The Jakarta Post – The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting major divides in society and exposing preexisting vulnerabilities. A case in point are the estimated 10 million international migrants in Southeast Asia, mainly consisting of lower skilled-workers most often in irregular positions.
First Batch Grantees: Small Grant Program “Staying Resilient Amid the Pandemic in Southeast Asia” by SEA Junction in collaboration with CMB and WIEGO
We are pleased to announce that after careful review we have selected and provided grants for the following organizations and activities, see details in the poster and table below.
Dear Partners and Friends of SEA Junction, This month SEA Junction is expanding its programs aiming to soon return to a ‘better normal’. We are now restarting with English events —a panel discussion on public attitudes towards migrants in Asia and the screening of an award-winning Indonesian movie—in addition to the regular Bangkok Tribune’s Dialogue Forum on…
A couple of weeks ago, a new set of murals appeared in Tanza in Iloilo city. The drab walls had been cleaned and painted white, while a discernible set of faces emerged. These later turned out be close-up renditions of masked faces – those of city frontliners caught up in the epidemic.
The livelihoods of people in the Mekong Delta are being negatively affected by dam construction and climate change and adaptive measures may not be enough
The current COVID-19 discourse shows how little social scientists have made their voices heard, and should inspire us to do more and speak out louder – while keeping distance
Southeast Asia’s health systems are remarkable for an absence of meaningful regional collaboration. What are the barriers to collaboration, why should we collaborate more and how can we get started?
Warding Off Illness with Traditional Talismans in Lao PDR and Other Neighboring Countries by Tara Gujadhur et al
In March 2020, when the danger of COVID-19 became recognised, a number of effigies, bamboo woven talismans or taleos, and gates cropped up in rural and urban areas. They were meant as a marker and warning to delineate the boundary between the safe space of the village from the outside world, where potentially dangerous spirits and entities – including now the coronavirus—roam.
Closure First Batch of Applications: Small Grant Program “Staying Resilient Amid the Pandemic in Southeast Asia”
We are moved by the response to our call for proposals, showing the relevance and the need for providing support to community groups in Southeast Asia.
Artist Ged Merino found himself stranded in Bogota on his way from Manila to New York when all three places went into lock-down at slightly different times. Even if familiar with Bogota the thought of being stranded in less common territory was in many ways unsettling. Nature and art helped him find new strength and creativity.