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The Asmat: Cycle of Poverty and Malnutrition

The Asmat: Cycle of Poverty and Malnutrition

The village of Tomor, where rivers weave like snakes through thick forest, is so remote that its 500 residents have no regular access to education and health services supplied by the government. Health officials said ...

Time Will Remember Their Perseverance

Time Will Remember Their Perseverance

Bangkok. As I walk on a narrow alley towards my sanctuary, I see no improvements for many urban poor Thai families. They live in slums – often seen as a labyrinth of confusion and destitution. The part where sm ...

I Wish I Were You

I Wish I Were You

A girl begs. Perhaps at that moment she wanted to be someone else, in another place, and in another time. Location: Silom, Bangkok. See: The poor are ignored in the realm of loss   ...

Innocence Lost on the Streets of Sandakan

Innocence Lost on the Streets of Sandakan

Hundreds of marginalized children are still wandering in the cities and towns of Sabah. Malaysians, foreigners and stateless, many struggle through life without basic rights. Photo by Dzul Zainal (August 2016) / Loca ...

Students in Conflict Zones

Students in Conflict Zones

Children transported in a reinforced vehicle to a nearby school in Narathiwat province. Despite the children’s smiles, they know about the violent state of conflict in their land, and must face the dangers fro ...

The Slum is the Measure of Civilization

The Slum is the Measure of Civilization

Photos taken by Zashnain of a small slum near to Soi Chan 16, Sathorn. We’re seeing a negative change in Bangkok, of heightened apathy and further marginalization of the urban poor and the homeless.   &nbs ...

Commitment in the Face of Conflict

Commitment in the Face of Conflict

In 2014, students from Prince of Songkla University advocated for peace in conflict-torn south Thailand. In fact on many occasions, students and young people take the lead in championing for justice, human rights an ...

Daily Life in Wamena, West Papua
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Daily Life in Wamena, West Papua

YouTuber Panagiotis Drakopoulos provides us with brief tour of daily life in Wamena, West Papua. ...

Australia’s Piracy on the High Seas

Australia’s Piracy on the High Seas

The protracted debacle that has been this detention at sea has left the human rights reputation of Australia in a shaky state. The piracy and detention of people by Australian officials outside their own territory ra ...

Rights of Marginalized Children in Thailand

Rights of Marginalized Children in Thailand

Poverty has its roots firmly placed in many parts of ASEAN member nations, and Thailand is no exception. Child poverty, whether urban or rural, have caused a displacement of strategies and misguided interventions. Th ...

Jayapura mother and her 5 year old son arrested by Detachment 88

Jayapura mother and her 5 year old son arrested by Detachment 88

A Jayapura mother, Kristin Kogoya, and her 5 year old son, Lokpere Wene were arrested and detained by the Indonesian military and Police special anti-terrorist squad, Detachment 88, in Jayapura on Thursday ...

You Are Experienced

You Are Experienced

4th in a series of 'Identity Transduction' Artworks (By Humphrey King) ...

More First Nations Children Removed From Their Homes Than Ever Before

More First Nations Children Removed From Their Homes Than Ever Before

Three times more First Nations children are removed from their families today than at the peak of the residential school system in 1949. Then, approximately 8,900 aboriginal children were taken from their fami ...

Myanmar reforms do not apply to 40,000 unregistered Rohingya Children

Myanmar reforms do not apply to 40,000 unregistered Rohingya Children

An estimated 40,000 Rohingya children are believed to be unregistered in Myanmar, according to a new report. This is only part of an all-pervasive campaign of racism and ethnic cleansing directed against the Rohingya ...

Papuan Voices: The Hope of the Cendrawasih Children
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Papuan Voices: The Hope of the Cendrawasih Children

Primary school children in Arso on the Indonesia-PNG border are keen to study – but teachers rarely come to the local school. The one teacher who does come is only on a short-term contract and gets paid once every ...

Why Indonesian Kids Are Crazy for Punk
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Why Indonesian Kids Are Crazy for Punk

Report on the Indonesian punk band Marjinal and their efforts to help street kids ...

ACHR: Youth of Jammu & Kashmir Denied Justice

ACHR: Youth of Jammu & Kashmir Denied Justice

The Asian Centre for Human Rights, stated that the “juvenile justice system is rotten in Jammu and Kashmir.” ...

War in West Papua Escalates, Claims Civilian Casualties

War in West Papua Escalates, Claims Civilian Casualties

The Indonesian government has closed off access to the Tingginambut district to both Indonesian and foreign human rights and media observers, and local activists have had to march for days across rugged terrain to ge ...

Iraq’s Abandoned Children
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Iraq’s Abandoned Children

Iraq is full of street kids; children with one or both parents killed, or some who have merely been abandoned. ...