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- As teen pregnancies soar, Isaan youth calls for better sex-ed
As teenage pregnancies numbers continue to rise, students at Khon Kaen University wonder: "What is wrong with sex education in Thailand?"
The post As teen pregnancies soar, Isaan youth calls for better sex-ed appeared first on The Isaan Record.11 January 11 2020Featureshttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=20004
- Why we should care that Isaan’s lakes are green
Harmful algal blooms are turning lakes across the Northeast green resulting in environmental and human health issues. Anthony C. Kuster proposes a cost-effective remedy to expedite lake restoration that has only recently come to Thailand.3 January 03 2020Opinionhttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19608
- “It could have been me”: talking human rights with the Swedish ambassador
Staffan Herrström, Sweden’s ambassador to Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar, talks about the Swedish perspective on human rights before a crowd of students, activists, academics and local community members attending the 10th Isaan Human Rights Festival at Ubon Ratchathani University.
The post “It could have been me”: talking human rights with the Swedish ambassador appeared first on The Isaan Record.25 December 25 2019Interviewshttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19814
- “They’re distorting our democracy” – Isaan politicians’ daughter between hope and despair for Thai democracy
Born into a family of politicians in Ubon Ratchathani, Sudarat Phithakphonphanlop learned from a young age what it means to be a representative of the people. In this interview, the 23-year-old shares her views on Thailand’s democracy after the election and talks about her political ambitions.20 December 20 2019Interviewshttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19663
- Isaan human rights defenders between fight or flight
Over 300 people gathered at Ubon Ratchathani University on Monday to discuss the state of human rights in the Northeast and the country. The 10th Annual Isaan Human Rights Festival gathered communities from across the region, activists, scholars, students, and foreign diplomats.
The post Isaan human rights defenders between fight or flight appeared first on The Isaan Record.19 December 19 2019Newshttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19675
- On women and their role in Thai politics
Edited keynote speech of the forum, “Isaan Women in Politics: Environmental Activism and Democratic Practice,” at Rajabhat Sakon Nakhon University on 25 Ocotober 2019 by Bencharat Sae Chua, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University11 December 11 2019Opinionhttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19580
- Film review: Heartbound – Isaan migration through the lens of love
Filmed over ten years, a remarkable documentary offers a fresh and nuanced view on transnational marriages as it chronicles the lives of Isaan women who married Danish men and moved abroad.
The post Film review: Heartbound – Isaan migration through the lens of love appeared first on The Isaan Record.10 December 10 2019Culturehttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19553
- Fading hopes for post-flood aid as volunteers struggle to build new homes in Ubon Ratchathani
More than 42,000 families were affected and some of them displaced by the recent flood in Ubon Ratchathani. As the state disaster compensation has yet to arrive, volunteers are filling in to provide some of the affected with new houses.
The post Fading hopes for post-flood aid as volunteers struggle to build new homes in Ubon Ratchathani appeared first on The Isaan Record.29 November 29 2019Newshttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19407
- ASEAN lawmakers decry court ruling against opposition leader
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights expressed disappointment at today’s ruling from the Constitutional Court disqualifying opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The group calls for an end to the judicial harassment of opposition members and human rights defenders in Thailand.
The post ASEAN lawmakers decry court ruling against opposition leader appeared first on The Isaan Record.20 November 20 2019Opinionhttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19344
- Sulak Sivaraksa: Behind the audience with the King
Sulak Sivaraksa has been charged with royal defamation no less than six times. Speaking to The Isaan Record, he tells the story of his audience with King Rama X, and how it purportedly led to a military court dropping the most recent case against him. He also talks about the need for Thailand to allow its Isaan Lao to celebrate their culture and ethnicity.
The post Sulak Sivaraksa: Behind the audience with the King appeared first on The Isaan Record.15 November 15 2019Interviewshttps://isaanrecord.com/?p=19277