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May 2018

Cambodia-Thailand Migration Management: Failing Migrants?

May 6 @ 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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1.2 million Cambodians work overseas every year: over 90% in Thailand. Less than 30% of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand migrated through official channels. The Thai and the Cambodian government have attempted to regulate migration flows by introducing laws and measures. The policy frameworks, consisting of bilateral agreements and registration rules, are grounded in principles of labor demand and national security, while also aspiring to promote safe migration and to prevent human trafficking. The panel on 6 May at 5.30…

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Panel Discussion “Life after Trafficking”

May 10 @ 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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Media stories, NGO campaigns and politicians’ speeches usually focus on the horrors of life in trafficking and on dramatic rescues and escapes, but less attention is paid to what happens to trafficked persons after they leave the trafficking situation. Trafficked persons have a complex set of needs that can include physical safety, psychological and medical aid, family mediation, legal support for participation in criminal proceedings against the traffickers and for claiming compensation, and long-term economic opportunities. While in recent years…

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Workshop “Refugees and Displaced Persons in Southeast Asia: Security over Protection?”

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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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On 11th of May we will focus on displaced persons, asylum seekers and refugees in Southeast Asia as part of the “Displaced and Uprooted” Series, which SEA Junction organizes in collaboration with the TIFA Foundation. More particularly, the workshop and related panel discussion will explore the bias towards securitization in the regional response to forced migrant flows and its implications for the rights and wellbeing of asylum-seekers, refugees and displaced persons. The workshop is designed for the students of the…

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Panel Discussion “Refugees and Displaced Persons in Southeast Asia: Security over Protection?”

May 11 @ 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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On 11th of May we will focus on displaced persons, asylum seekers and refugees in Southeast Asia as part of the “Displaced and Uprooted” Series, which SEA Junction organizes in collaboration with the TIFA Foundation. More particularly, the workshop and related panel discussion will explore the bias towards securitization in the regional response to forced migrant flows and its implications for the rights and wellbeing of asylum-seekers, refugees and displaced persons. The workshop is designed for the students of the…

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Contemporary Wayang Workshop by Jumaadi

May 12 @ 11:30 am - May 13 @ 1:00 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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On 12 and 13 May, SEA Junction will host a unique contemporary wayang (shadow puppet) play by Indonesian artist Jumaadi (see bio below) in collaboration with the "Shadow Factory" collective of East Java. There will be 4 performances, twice every afternoon at 2 -3 PM and at 5.30-6.30 PM, while in the morning there will be workshops on making contemporary wayang 11.30 AM - 1 PM. Jumaadi’s wayang The play entitled “The Well and the Gold Nugget” is inspired and brings…

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Contemporary Shadow Play “The Well and the Gold Nugget” by Jumaadi (Early afternoon)

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - May 13 @ 3:00 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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On 12 and 13 May, SEA Junction will host a unique contemporary wayang (shadow puppet) play by Indonesian artist Jumaadi (see bio below) in collaboration with the "Shadow Factory" collective of East Java. There will be 4 performances, twice every afternoon at 2 -3 PM and at 5.30-6.30 PM, while in the morning there will be workshops on making contemporary wayang 11.30 AM - 1 PM. Jumaadi’s wayang The play entitled “The Well and the Gold Nugget” is inspired and brings…

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Public Talk “The Impact of Duterte’s Economic Policies on OFWs and their Families”

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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On 12 May early afternoon ( 3 PM – 5 PM), ANAK will organize a public talk examining the Philippino government policies on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at SEA Junction.  From the very beginning OFWs have played a central role in Duterte’s campaign and eventual presidency.  Many of Duterte’s subsequent policies would often use as inspiration the plight and needs of OFWs and their families.  But a closer examination of recent economic data—as well as Duterte’s prized economic policies such…

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Contemporary Shadow Play “The Well and the Gold Nugget” by Jumaadi (Evening)

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - May 13 @ 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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On 12 and 13 May, SEA Junction will host a unique contemporary wayang (shadow puppet) play by Indonesian artist Jumaadi (see bio below) in collaboration with the "Shadow Factory" collective of East Java. There will be 4 performances, twice every afternoon at 2 -3 PM and at 5.30-6.30 PM, while in the morning there will be workshops on making contemporary wayang 11.30 AM - 1 PM. Jumaadi’s wayang The play entitled “The Well and the Gold Nugget” is inspired and brings…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair

May 26 @ 11:00 am - May 27 @ 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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Displaced by Weather in Southeast Asia

May 30 @ 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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On 30 May at 6 PM - 7.30 PM, SEA Junction will hold a panel discussion on the impact of environmental degradation, climate change and natural disaster on human mobility (displacement, migration and planned relocation) in Southeast Asia – a region most exposed to both sudden- and slow-onset disasters, including floods, typhoons, earthquakes, volcano’s eruptions, droughts, and landslides. Natural hazards create hardship and humanitarian crisis, which often lead to forced migration and displacement within and beyond Southeast Asia. A 2014…

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