Search Results for Tag: Thailand
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.
Date21.01.2019 | 14:23
TagsBoodsabann Chanthawong, Buddhist, Dhammananda, female monk, Monk, novice, Songdhammakalyani monastery, Thailand, women's rights
Date08.01.2019 | 13:57
TagsCambodia, Khmer Rouge, Khon, Killing Fields, Lakhon Khol, Mask dance, Phnom Penh, Thailand, tradition, UNESCO
Pregnant and scared, Yin hides in a house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh — one of an untold number of Cambodian surrogate mothers risking jail time for lucrative payouts from Chinese clients.
The end of China’s one-child policy has driven desperate couples too old to bring a baby to term to poorer countries in the Mekong region, where a “womb-for-rent” industry is brushing up against legal barriers. Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy in 2016 but still has brokers — and eligible young women — skirting the ban for a price.
Date30.12.2018 | 14:40
TagsCambodia, China, Down Syndrome, one-child policy, Surrogacy, surrogate mother, Thailand, women's rights
Slavery may be banned worldwide, but the practice continues to this day. In Germany, instances of forced prostitution and labor exploitation have fueled debate about what contributes to slavery and how it can be stopped.
Date24.08.2018 | 13:57
Tagsafrica, asia, Germany, Human trafficking, modern slavery, Nigeria, prostitution, sex worker, Thailand, women's health, women's rights
In collaboration with EyeEm, DW invited photographers to share images that offer an insight into the lives of women around the world. This one was taken in Thailand by Chutima Treearayapong.
Date24.04.2017 | 14:21
Tagsbeauty, Chautima Treearayapong, Chiang Mai, family, sex tourism, Thailand, women, Women talk online, women's rights
While westerners flock to beaches in search of the perfect tan, white skin is an ideal for many with darker skin. In Asian countries, billions of euros are spent on skin whitening products, which account for over a quarter of cosmetic sales.
Date16.11.2015 | 6:13
Tagsacid, beauty, beauty surgery, Botox injection, dark skin, light skin, organic ingredients, skin infection, skin whitener, Thailand, white skin, whitening products
Even though female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of human right it is still practiced on babies and young girls in many countries because the misconceptions surrounding FGM are deeply rooted in traditions reaching back many generations. But the fight against FGM continues and some of the campaigns against it have begun to bear fruit if only slowly. Read more news about FGM and other topics about women here!
Date29.05.2015 | 12:31
Tagsfemale genital mutilation, FGM, Human rights, Human trafficking, nepal, Nigeria, paracetamol, Pregnancy, Thailand, women, women's rights, women's rights activist