Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin
For Hseng Noung, women are a key part of Burma' struggle. Credit:The Irrawaddy
Marwaan Macan-Markar interviews HSENG NOUNG, womenâ€™s right activist from Burma
CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Feb 26, 2010 (IPS) – Women who fled conflict and oppression in military-ruled Burma have become a potent political force during their lives in exile, says a leading womenâ€™s rights activist from the South-east Asian countryâ€™s Shan ethnic minority.
Posted on 26 February 2010 by admin
Veena Panudej at her workplace. Credit:Marwaan Macan-Markar/IPS
By Marwaan Macan-Markar*
TRAT, Thailand, Feb 20, 2010 (IPS) – Veena Panudej makes a living in the night like so many other women and men in this quiet eastern corner of Thailand. They work under the light of the stars in rubber estates spread beyond this city close to the Cambodian border.