SEA Junction, under the operation of the Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies, is a knowledge center and public venue on Southeast Asia, which is located at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC).
This month, we continue to advocate for keeping Myanmar in the public attention and honoring the spirit of Myanmar people’s resilience through our ongoing art exhibition and our online #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Monthly Updates.
Indonesian Women’s Ulema Congress (Kongres Ulama Perempuan Indonesia – KUPI) – 2: Women’s Movement in Religious Space
Despite the societal differences between Indonesia and Thailand, the opportunity to be an observer of an event like the KUPI-2 has been a uniquely eye-opening and empowering experience.
This blog briefly introduces the Do No Harm approach throughout every stage of trafficking’s identification and justice process and announces its adoption by ASEAN.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, thousands of people from what is now Indonesia and Malaysia were taken as slaves to the Cape of Good Hope in southern Africa.
The United Nations estimates that nearly 1 million people have been internally displaced since the takeover and tens of thousands of people have either left the country or are camping along the 1,500-kilometer-long border with Thailand. Organized by SEA Junction, the work by photographers Yan Naing Aung, Zin Koko, media collective Visual Rebellion Myanmar, and Aung Naing Soe documents the plight of villagers displaced by the conflict between December 2021 and March 2022.
It is very challenging to live in such a chaotic, collapsed, and lawless situation (a kind of failed state) in Myanmar. It affects a family’s unity, happiness, economy, and social status. There is no peace everywhere, not only in the family but in our minds as well as among relatives. I believe that the problems will be lessened once the country is back to normal. This experience taught me that politics is for everyone in the country.
I joined the resistance and went into some sort of military training which lasted 7 days only but every day was a different hell. It was kind of a hideout and a bit far from my city (Yangon). Up to 3 out of 10 people could not make it to the end. I somehow made it to the end but it took a lot of effort. However, I do not want to sacrifice for such people who look for their own sake and are willing to let others to death.
Translation and interpretation are commonly perceived in the linguistic sense, changing one language into another language. They however can refer to much beyond as the processes of converting something into a different form.
While it is true that I am struggling to make ends meet, I am sure that I will never turn back on their decision to participate in CDM, and I know that they will not give up on their dream to leave behind a better place for the next generation.