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SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC

June 2019

Panel Discussion “Rebuilding Lives”

June 18 @ 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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Thailand became a state party to the UN Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) in 2007 and submitted its first report of the implementation under CAT in 2011. One year later, it also signed the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) in 2012, yet to be ratified. In 2014, a bill was drafted on the prohibition and prevention of torture and enforced disappearance bill, which is now…

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Panel Discussion “Home-Grown Philanthropy in Southeast Asia: A Bonus for Civil Society?”

June 23 @ 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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While there is much talk of the shrinking of civic space in Southeast Asia (and the world), public discussion rarely touches on how this also affects (and is affected by) the availability of funding for civil society organizations, in particular those that advocate for human rights. Last February, SEA Junction has launched a series of events and publications focusing on the funding challenges experienced by civil society in the region, with support by the Open Society Foundations (OSF).  This initiative…

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Southeast Asia Mini Book and Craft Fair

June 29 @ 11:00 am - June 30 @ 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 THE BOOK & CRAFT, SUPPORT SEA JUNCTION! Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book and craft fair focusing on Southeast Asia. For the books, 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…

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July 2019

Panel Discussion and Launch of the Report “Jobs in SEZs: Migrant Garment Factory Workers in the Mekong Region”

July 3 @ 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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Special economic zone (SEZ) development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) has been expanding in recent years. Designed to capture foreign investment and accelerate regional economic integration, three SEZs are being established in Myanmar, along with roughly 30 in Cambodia, 10 in Thailand, and over 30 in other GMS countries. The garment industry, a prominent labour-intensive industry within the sub-region, is operating in these spaces. SEZs, offering investment privileges, quality infrastructure, and weakened labour protections, are attractive locations for garment…

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Book Launch “Balinese Keris. Metal, Masculinity, Magic” by Garrett Kam

July 14 @ 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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The keris or kris is a dagger famous for its wavy blade, although some do have straight blades. Keris can be found in those parts of Southeast Asia infused with Malay culture (southern Thailand, southern Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia), but are most often associated with Indonesia and particularly Java and Bali. There they are embedded in complex socio-cultural realities as expressed in rituals, sacred ceremonies, performing arts, martial arts, epics and magic among others. This rich tradition will…

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