Social Issues

An Interview With Colin Laltanpuia: Producer of the “Chin Up Project – Where do you see yourself in 2020?”

Colin himself is a Chin refugee who attended Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Kuala Lumpur, graduating with a diploma in Event Production. On 13 June 2018, UNHCR Malaysia announced…

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Do Hong Kong Youths Believe That They Have a Happy Future?

The recent United Nations’ World Happiness Report recorded ‘Hong Kong as  76th out of 156 countries and territories surveyed, down five spots from last year’s report’ – painting a rather depressing…

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Singapore Penal code 377A: Retain or Repeal?

Asia thinkers interviewed two individuals with differing views of 377A in order to hear their perspectives. We are hoping that in expressing their views that you will take a moment…

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Tenaganita Protecting & Promoting the Rights of Women, Migrants & Refugees in Malaysia: An Interview with Glorene A Das, Executive Director of Tenanagita Women’s Force

Background of  Tenaganita Inspired by the struggles of women workers in plantations and industrial sectors of Malaysia, Dr Irene Fernandez, a daughter of migrant workers herself, founded Tenaganita in 1991…

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HALO Trust Explosive Ordnance Clearance program in Laos PDR and what it means to the people of Laos

The HALO Trust, an international NGO was founded in 1988 in response to the global humanitarian catastrophe caused by landmines. The problem was particularly acute in Afghanistan where thousands of…

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Dignity. Empowerment. Reintegration. How WONDER Works Nepal is helping women to reclaim their lives.

Bimala Khatri joined WONDERWorks Nepal in June 2014 as their Project Manager, helping to set up and support their Small Business programme. She was recently promoted to Administrative Officer and…

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ONE (SINGAPORE) Combating Poverty In Singapore And Asia

Asianthinkers interviewed Michael Switow, a co-founder of ONE (SINGAPORE). Michael is an anti-poverty campaigner, freelance writer, producer and editor. ONE (SINGAPORE) was founded in 2005 by a group of Singaporeans….

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Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking in KEPRI

Asianthinker caught up with Chrisanctus Paschalis Saturnus alias Romi Pascal, the head of the NGO – Commission for Justice, Peace and Pastoral for Migrant-Itinerant People (KOMISI KEADILAN, PERDAMAIAN DAN PASTORAL…

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Cambodian Advocate for children Rights – taking a step towards human rights and greater dignity for children in Cambodia

Program Officer, Rathnak Phorn from the NGO COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD called NGOCRC for short. He talks openly about his role in NGORC and the challenges surrounding…

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Prateep Ungsongtham Hata talks about the origins of Duang Prateep Foundation and what it means to the slum dwellers of Khlong Toei District

Interview with Prateep Ungsongtham Hata. She is noted as a Thai activist well known for her work with slum dwellers in the Khlong Toei District of Bangkok, Thailand. Among her…

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