Conservative anti-abortion beliefs are commonplace in Thailand and planted into the minds of Thai women from a young age. The stigma around abortion throws up barriers to access for those who need it, and exacts a psychological toll on those who opt for it.
The sudden passing of a veteran artisan has left a gap in the encaustic cement tile-making industry in Cambodia. His apprentice is now working to build a new workshop and play a role in keeping the craft alive.
On 28 January 2019, Singapore’s Ministry of Health revealed that the personal data of 14,200 people living with HIV had been leaked. The news has drawn attention to both the stigma against HIV and concerns over data collection and protection in Singapore.
Indonesia is heading to the polls on 17 April. Incumbent president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is fighting for a second term with his new vice-presidential pick Ma’ruf Amin, an influential Muslim cleric. They're facing off against former army general Prabowo Subianto and former deputy governor of Jakarta Sandiaga Uno. New Naratif’s Indonesian team sit down to discuss the candidates, the hot-button issues, and their predictions.
This week in Southeast Asia: a political flurry in Thailand, Vietnam preps for the next Trump-Kim Summit, Indonesia agonises over two draft bills, and Singapore awaits the government's statement on safety in National Service.
Timor Leste memiliki salah satu angka kelahiran tertinggi di dunia namun juga program perencanaan keluarga yang disusun dengan matang. Bagaimanapun, pengalaman nyata penduduk Timor Leste menunjukkan bahwa angka statistik diatas kertas hanyalah satu bagian dari cerita yang utuh.
Bagi kelima anak-anak di sebuah desa di Kabupaten Samosir di Sumatera Utara, status HIV+ mereka telah membebani anak-anak tersebut dengan cobaan hidup yang secara fakta sangat berat untuk seusia mereka.