The Journey of a Filipino Seafarer in Taiwan
Due to low wages in the Philippines, Kuya Ver was willing to take the risk of becoming a seafarer in Taiwan. However, the abuse that he and his crewmates suffered led to a man’s death and almost his own. Now, he is pushing for justice—and you, too, can help stop these cases from happening again.
Explore the personal and political through the eyes of Southeast Asian artists.
Learning in Lockdown
Our son lost in-person social and emotional support from his teachers when the pandemic forced a shift towards remote learning. We worked to mitigate its effects—but not all families in the Philippines can afford to do the same for children with disabilities.
The Long Road Home
A domestic worker in Singapore returns to Indonesia during the pandemic. She encounters differential treatment and a costly road home.
My mother became a refugee in her own country during the Indonesian War of Independence. The experience reverberated through the rest of her life.
EXPLAINER COMICS >
Who You Gonna Call? MPs, ADUNs, and Local Councillors in Malaysia
Learn about the different levels of government representatives in Malaysia, and who you should talk to about neighbourhood or national issues.
Growing Together: A Guide to Collective Care
In the struggle for equality and justice, collective care among peers can save lives and make our activism work more sustainable.
Duit Right: How to Fix Malaysian Political Financing
Political financing in Malaysia is privately-sourced and largely unregulated. Ensuring accountability and transparency is key for free and fair elections.
ARTISTS RESPOND >
Picturing Media Freedom in 2021
Nine artists draw out their experiences and interpretations of media freedom in Southeast Asia.
Artists Respond: Myanmar Fights for Democracy
Seven creators reflect on the struggles and hopes of the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Myanmar.
Artists Respond: Hindsight Is 2020
Ten artists take us on a journey from virtual meeting rooms in Malaysia and Singapore to the streets of Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. They ponder the intensely personal impact of the pandemic and picture large-scale protests for democracy.