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November 2018

Book Launch “The RH Health Bill Story” by Marilen Danguilan

28 November, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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The Philippines bucks the trend in Southeast Asia with a fast-growing population (tripling from about 31 million in 1965 to 105 million by the end of 2017) and an alarming increase in HIV infection rates, while a general decrease can be observed in the region. Abortion rate is also high-- estimated at more than 600,000-- and the use of herbal abortifacients and other unsafe clandestine methods is rife.s Yet, in spite of this worrisome health conditions, the use of contraceptives…

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December 2018

Book Launch “Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia” by Theresa W. Devasahayam

1 December, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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As of 2017, 124 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished. United Nations estimates reveal that 67 percent of those in need of adequate and nutritious food all year round come from Asia. Recent decades have seen escalating prices for food, with the poor, women and children suffering the most. Households led by women are of greatest concern since they tend to be poorer compared with male-headed households. In our quest to achieve food security for all, should women’s…

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Photo Exhibition “Scapegoating the Other in Southeast Asia”

6 December, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9 December, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Komunitas SALIHARA Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Indonesia + Google Map

Political contests in Southeast Asia as in the rest of the words have often been influenced by identity claims and featured arguments around ethnicity, race or religion. In recent years, however, identity politics have played a more significant role in maintaining political power and even more in the race for political offices. Elections, when held, have exposed identity cleavages within plural societies and a tendency to articulate discourses around “indigenousness”, “moral purity” or “homogeneity” at the cost of a constructed…

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Waste to Energy Industry: The Plight of Waste Management in Thailand (Closed event)

12 December, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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According to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy Report, Thailand is among the five Asian countries together with China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines that are contributing waste dump into the ocean - responsible for more than half of the 8 million tons of plastic waste. The people of Thailand use over 70 billion plastic bags a year.   Waste to energy technology has been one option to reduce the waste that will end up in the landfill or dump into the…

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Earth Rights Defenders in Southeast Asia- Tackling the Challenges? Panel Discussion and Report Launch

13 December, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Climate change is a global concern. Yet, in Southeast Asia as in the rest of the world, the environment is increasingly exploited in an unsustainable manner in pursuit of consumption and production targets and economic growth. A greedy quest for land and dwindling natural resources by powerful economic and political entities is ongoing in many extractive and land-intensive sectors, facilitated by weak regulations and law enforcement. The activists standing up in defense of affected communities, the environment and human rights…

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“Coloring the World for Peace and Tolerance” Walk-In Children and Youth Drawing Competition

15 December, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 16 December, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

On 15 and 16 December 2018, a competition will be held for children and young people to draw with pastels or paint with acrylic on the theme of peace and tolerance in Southeast Asia and commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December. The “Coloring the World for Peace and Tolerance” Walk-in Drawing Children and Youth Competition aims to promote a culture of peace and tolerance by fostering awareness and appreciation of the values of diversity, fairness, equality, and human rights.…

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“Coloring the World for Peace and Tolerance” Walk-In Children and Youth Drawing Exhibition

18 December, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 23 December, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

On 15 and 16 December 2018, a competition will be held for children and young people to draw with pastels or paint with acrylic on the theme of peace and tolerance in Southeast Asia and commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December. The “Coloring the World for Peace and Tolerance” Walk-in Drawing Children and Youth Competition aims to promote a culture of peace and tolerance by fostering awareness and appreciation of the values of diversity, fairness, equality, and human rights.…

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Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion “Women of the Deep South”

19 December, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand’s “Deep South” provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat are plagued by unrest. While the conflict has its roots in the colonial history of the region, the last fifteen years have seen an escalation of violence. Unresolved sectarian tensions among the Malay, Muslim majority and the State in the predominantly ethnic Thai and Buddhist nation and their expression in a cycle of armed insurgency and repression have resulted in much despair. Civilians have been affected the most. According to Deep…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

22 December, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 23 December, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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GET A BOOK, SUPPORT SEA JUNCTION! Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Three kinds of books are displayed: New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand, ISEAS from Singapore and Yayasan Pustaka Obor from Indonesia. New and used books that are double to those of SEA Junction’s Library. They include books in Thai, English and Indonesian on various…

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January 2019

Documentary Screening and Discussion “Amae, Thamee, Ama” (“Mother, Daughter, Sister)”

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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The short documentary that will be screened on 11 January 2019 at 6PM at SEA Junction exposes the atrocity of using rape as a weapon of war. The film revolves around the stories of four women from Myanmar:  Shamima, a volunteer counselor working with rape survivors in the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dil Kayas, a teenage survivor and San Lung and Lu Ra, the sister and mother of two Kachin school teachers brutally raped and killed in 2015. Powerful testimonies from survivors,…

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