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    No comfort for young women

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 17/08/2018

    » One of the biggest issues commanding media attention in the past year has been that of gender violence. And Peel the Limelight has dedicated this year to staging plays that shed light on the topic from different angles, starting with a production of Agnes Of God, about a young nun with a history of abuse. That was followed by I Am My Own Wife, a one-person play about the life of a transgender woman during World War II and the Communist regime in East Berlin.


    Ending the war against women

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Two exceptionally brave individuals, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, have received this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end rape as a weapon of war. Their courage and persistence deserve to be applauded.


    Hindu women pursue equality in matters of death

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 01/10/2018

    » When Namita Bhattacharya Kaul, the foster daughter of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, lit his funeral pyre in Delhi in August, she sent a message to Indians at large and Hindu society in particular.

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    Thai women footballers into World Cup

    Tor Chittinand, Published on 21/05/2014

    » Thailand secured a historic World Cup 2015 berth on Wednesday night when they beat Vietnam 2-1 in Ho Chi Minh City to finish fifth at the AFC Women's Asian Cup.


    Women-only train carriages on Aug 1

    Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 16/07/2014

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will re-introduce a Lady Car project on Aug 1 to restore the confidence of passengers following a horror murder on a southern train.

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    Career barrier too far for Thai women

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 18/01/2019

    » Breezing through language proficiency tests, one of the requirements for Thai workers seeking employment in South Korea, is no guarantee that female applicants will have an easy time finding work in the North Asian country.


    Bright city lights

    Guru, Published on 23/11/2018

    » CityLight Coffee, which has been open for four years on Sukhumvit 4, is more than just a cafe. The coffee shop has been helping vulnerable women and children, working in the infamous Nana area, rebuild their lives. With training programmes that provide holistic transformation and empowerment, with the aim to provide long-term careers for them and the community. Guru spoke with Sarinya "Tuk" Kaewsai, manager of CityLight to find out more.


    Omega women

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/11/2018

    » For 170 years, Swiss luxury-watch company Omega has been pushing the frontiers of precision in horology, proven by the calibre of individuals donning Omega's timepieces on their wrists. From John F. Kennedy to Neil Armstrong to North Pole explorer Ralph Plaisted, watches like the Speedmaster and Seamaster have been cemented in some of the most important moments and milestones in world history.


    Women must be central to Mekong dam decisions

    News, Maureen Harris, Published on 08/03/2018

    » Today, on International Women's Day, a recent trip to the Mekong Basin serves as a reminder that women's voices must be central to decision-making on hydropower, and in broader energy planning for Thailand and the region.


    On unhappy women and clumsy hitmen

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Pen-ek Ratanaruang's movies -- eight of them in the past 20 years and the ninth slated for a Feb 1 release -- are often inhabited by unhappy women and clumsy hitmen. Unhappy, yet those women are neither resigned nor passive. Clumsy, yet those hitmen have aspirations, dreams and worries like people in other respectable professions. A genre geek, Pen-ek likes crime thrillers, but one of Thailand's best-known directors is also a diligent investigator of human relationships and man-woman dynamics, their eccentric and mysterious rapport and misunderstandings that determine the course of the world, and of cinema.

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