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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. Recent studies by The Asia Foundation indicate that more people have died in the region's 26 subnational conflicts than in...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Access to Justice & Human Rights Weak legal institutions and poorly functioning systems of justice pose challenges to citizens throughout Asia in resolving disputes, enforcing their rights, and accessing benefits to which they are legally entitled. This...

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List Thumb A Thailand Village Renaming Celebration Event On February 8-9, The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with local partners, the Center for Conservation for Local Culture and Environment in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand (PUSTA), and the Southern Border Provinces...

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List Thumb A Thai Forensic Science 101: A Cartoon Overview for Laypersons The Asia Foundation has been privileged to cooperate with a combination or government, academic, civil society, and media partners to enhance the capacity of forensic professional in Thailand, strengthen the legal and...

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List Thumb A Access to Trade and Growth of Women's SMEs in APEC Developing Economies To find out what is holding back women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, The Asia Foundation, The Department of State, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation present the new study: Access to Trade and Growth of Women's...

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List Thumb A Barriers to Women in Business 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, stronger...

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List Thumb A Calling for Peace in Southern Thailand 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 of a...

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List Thumb A The Lotus Circle 2012 The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Event Honors Publishers and Supporters in New York On March 29, 2012, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia honored its partners at The Power of a Book reception in New York. Publishers, donors, Asian government representatives, and executives from the philanthropy, education,...

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List Thumb A Thailand's Flood Disaster After being hit by the worst flooding in half a century, Thailand and its residents are on the long road to recovery. Waters submerged one-third of the country, left nearly 700 dead, and caused millions in economic damage and...

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List Thumb A The Evolving Nature of Asian Regional Architecture: Views from Thailand As part of its Asian Perspective Series, on November 8, 2011, The Asia Foundation presented "The Evolving Nature of Asian Regional Architecture: Views from ASEAN." As a gradual emergence in Asia of multilateral architecture...

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List Thumb A Sources of Violent Conflict in Asia: The Struggle Over Identity As part of its Asian Perspective Series, on July 12, 2011 The Asia Foundation presented a seminar on subnational conflict in South And Southeast Asia. Featuring case studies on southern Thailand and Sri Lanka, panelists...

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List Thumb A Thais Elect Yingluck Shinawatra On July 3, 2011, Thais went to the polls in the first national election since violent protests left 91 dead in May last year. The election followed five years of political tension, a period that included a succession of...

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List Thumb A Election 2011: Thailand Scenes from Phra Pradaeng polling location during Thailand's 2011 national election on July 3, 2011.

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List Thumb A Thai Hill Tribes: The work of IMPECT in northern Thailand Through awareness and education, IMPECT is empowering the ethnically diverse hill tribe women of Northern Thailand to become leaders of their local communities and governments.

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List Thumb A On the Streets of a Divided Thailand Violent conflict gripped central Bangkok in April and May 2010, leaving 91 dead, and deep political scars. Life on the streets appears on the surface to be back to normal, but profound concerns remain. Although the unrest was...

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List Thumb A Asia's Fragile Corners Conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in Asia. In places where violence is widespread and government ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day Across Asia In celebration of International Literacy Day 2011, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program held events across Asia, including a book stamping in Afghanistan; drawing and reading competitions and student performances in...

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List Thumb A Empowering the Women of Asia In recent decades, Asia has experienced transformative economic growth and reform, and women have made significant advances in gender equity, political participation, and personal security. The Philippines ranks 9th among...

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List Thumb A Pranorn - Books for Asia Thailand A slideshow about The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, featuring Pranorn of Thailand.

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List Thumb A Books for Asia: Choose a Book. Change a Life. A Books for Asia campaign invited people to vote for their favorite children's storybooks, and copies of the winning book were delivered to one school each in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mongolia.

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List Thumb A Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand A presentation of the key findings of The Asia Foundation's "Constitutional Reform and Democracy in Thailand: A National Survey of the Thai People," a nationwide opinion poll in 26 provinces.

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation in Thailand The Asia Foundation has been working in Thailand since 1954, dedicated to promoting justice, participation, and equality for all Thais. For more on The Asia Foundation's work in Thailand and across Asia, visit:...

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List Thumb A Culture Shock: A Project of The Asia Foundation in Thailand Each year in Thailand, many graduates of the Pondok schools, private Islamic religious schools in the southern regions, have the opportunity to continue their studies at esteemed universities in Bangkok. But once they arrive,...

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List Thumb A Pondok Reform A look at The Asia Foundation's work in helping Islamic private schools develop a curriculum.

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List Thumb A Thailand in Focus: The Southern Border Provinces Sights and sounds from Thailand's southern border provinces.

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List Thumb A Thailand in Focus: Loi Kratong Festival Sights and sounds from the Loi Kratong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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List Thumb A Life in Southern Thailand See what daily life is like for people from different walks of life in Southern Thailand; includng an Imam, student, private-school teacher, and a gardner.

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List Thumb A TLAC: Tsunami Rights and Legal Aid Referral Center The Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004 left severe legal repercussions in its wake -- such as land disputes, death certificates for missing people, and applications for the adoption or guardianship of tsunami orphans. Many...

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