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Thailand’s rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition

A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at the unrecognised all-female Songdhammakalyani monastery outside Bangkok.

Last month, Boodsabann Chanthawong (below) joined a growing number of women defying generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at an unrecognised all-female monastery outside Bangkok.

Date

21.01.2019 | 14:23

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“Shines with the colour of pearls”: Myanmar’s trade in human hair booms

A woman sells her hair at Insein hair market in Yangon, Myanmar, June 18, 2018.

Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon.

Date

05.11.2018 | 13:10

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