This photo essay tells of local resistance against dam projects on the Mekong River, specifically the Ban Kum dam near Tamui village in Ubon Ratchathani Province in Thailand and bordering Laos. Advocacy started decades ago continues with the next generation for them to defend their habitat crucial to their future.
The dominant narrative of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia barely gives attention to the many social and cultural dimensions of the crisis, and humanities and social science experts remain at the margins of containment decisions.
Thailand was ranked as the sixth largest contributor of plastic waste into the ocean in 2015. The country saw an improvement in 2019 when its ranking became the tenth among the 20 world’s largest marine plastic waste contributors.
This essay shows a part of an exhibition called “Elements”, which consisted of a series of personal performance actions. The strange, unidentified figure — with the face and body covered with a very long red robe — wanders, twists, and floats on the river to highlight the suffering and resilience of nature against destruction caused by humans.
Dear Partners and Friends of SEA Junction, SEA Junction stays resilient and we continue our operation amid the pandemic albeit with some adjustments. We have fewer events and we allow only a limited number of people to our premises to ensure enforcement of social distancing measures. SEA Junction has partnered with the Bangkok Tribune in…
COVID-19 has made it difficult for transgender women to earn their little money with their informal jobs on the streets, threatening their survival. Some relief is coming from transgender organizations that have raised to the challenge of providing relief to ease the burden of disadvantaged members of their community and other vulnerable groups.
This small-grant program provides funds to efforts working to build social capital, strengthen community resilience, and improve the living and health conditions of local communities during the pandemic.
The frantic search for face masks began as soon as the Philippines went under lockdown in mid-March. Three months later, various versions of the protective piece of cloth proliferated, made by Filipinos who suddenly found themselves without work and income. Soon also masks made of indigenous, traditional fabrics emerged
As SEA Junction is entering its fifth year of operation and our activities expand, there is a need to add a financial and administration staff who is able to work in a flexible manner in a small office with a multicultural environment and a variety of needs.
On the island of Bali in Indonesia, most villagers pump household ground water from a well up into an elevated storage tank. When COVID-19 arrived, they took measures to ensure they could wash their hands when outside their homes. In a rush, water containers of all sizes and colours were installed all over the island.