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Stories Less Told: Psychosocial Workers in Sri Lanka

January 15, 2014

May 2009 marked the end of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, but much work remains to heal the deep psychological wounds from this long and brutal ethnic conflict. This photo essay documents The Asia Foundation’s psychosocial program in Sri Lanka

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SLIDESHOW: Barriers to Women in Business

March 6, 2013

The UN estimates that the Asia-Pacific economy would earn $89 billion every year if women were able to achieve their full economic potential. Economically empowering women builds better educated, healthier families and stronger communities, and decreases poverty.

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Surveying Afghanistan in 2012

November 7, 2012

In June 2012, a team of Afghan pollsters – both men and women – fanned out across the country, often traveling long distances in difficult conditions, to gather first-hand opinions from nearly 6,300 Afghan citizens in all 34 provinces on a range of pressing topics…

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Asia Foundation Delegation Visits Myanmar President U Thein Sein

October 31, 2012

This past week, Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold led an official delegation to Burma (also known as Myanmar). During this historic visit, President Arnold called on the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw on October 23…

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Slideshow Series Documents Counter-Trafficking Efforts in Cambodia

September 19, 2012

Approximately 35 percent of Cambodians live on less than a dollar a day, experiencing severe poverty. In cities and small towns, young people are vulnerable to false promises of jobs, or of marriage – and are trafficked into exploitative situations.

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Bangladesh’s Garment Workers

September 12, 2012

In Bangladesh, the garment industry drives the country’s economic growth, contributing to an impressive 6 percent growth rate for nearly a decade. Bangladesh is now one of the world’s leading clothing exporters, second only to China…

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Calling for Peace in Southern Thailand

June 13, 2012

Nearly 1,500 participants from local communities, government agencies, and the armed forces gathered in late May 2012 for a Peace Festival in Thailand’s conflict-affected Deep South. The Peace Festival is the culmination…

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Keep Educating Afghanistan’s Girls

June 6, 2012

Afghan women and girls have fought hard to achieve advances in education, political participation, and economic independence. Now, a decade after Taliban rule kept girls home, nearly 3 million girls attend school, compared to just 5,000 in 2001…

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AusAID, The Asia Foundation Address Critical Needs Across Asia-Pacific

May 30, 2012

As Australia strives to close development gaps in places most affected by poverty, conflict, and instability, the Asia-Pacific region remains its highest priority area of focus. On May 29, 2012, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and The Asia Foundation…

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Community Mediation in Sri Lanka

April 25, 2012

For most Sri Lankans, resolving disputes through the nation’s beleaguered formal courts is not an option. Despite efforts to improve efficiency, courts are weighed down by excessive case loads and limited capacity, and high litigation costs make access to courts prohibitive for most.

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