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A Walk Along the Mekong, River of Life

By Tom Weerachat A young boy poses with fish from the Mekong River in Si Phan Don, Chapasak, Southern Laos. Photo by Dorn Bouttasing. This image was presented as part of the “Mekong, River of Life” exhibit in Chiang [...]

Thai Military Must Drop Unlawful Charges Against Academics

By Mekong Youth Assembly and Networks We, the undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities to immediately drop all charges against academics and participants who attended a recent conference in Chiang Mai, and to uphold academic freedom in line with [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Campaigns, Human Rights|

Curriculum on Ecological Child Rights in Mekong Development: A Guide Book for Young Trainers

When a development project takes place in a community, it can have both positive and negative impacts on the people and ecology, where we live. In particularly, the group of people who can least protect themselves are the children and [...]

Mekong Campaign Materials

These campaign messages are from local community along the Mekong. Translated to Mekong languages by members of the Mekong Youth Assembly. Please feel free to use in your activity to help save the Mekong! The Materials for the Mekong campaign [...]

Ecological Child Rights in the International Levels

By Mekong Youth Assembly In September 23, 2016, Tom Weerachat represented the Mekong Youth Assembly to give a presentation at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and the Environment (DGD16) at Palais [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Campaigns, Ecological Child Rights, Youth Empowerment|

Joint Statement: Mekong Youth Assembly for Sustaining Mekong Children Livelihoods

Joint Statement Mekong Youth Assembly for Sustaining Mekong Children Livelihoods 4 August 2016 Keynotes: Destructive development projects have destroyed our natural environment, and violated the human rights of children in the Mekong Region; Governments have a full responsibility and accountability [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Campaigns, Ecological Child Rights|

Mekong Campaign 2016: The Youth’s Dream for Future Mekong

Concept: 100 youth representatives from the Mekong region have joined the campaign to save the Mekong River from a series of hydropower dams that threaten the region’s food security. Mekong countries have different political systems, and in many counties such as [...]

By |March 4th, 2016|Campaigns|

13th Stateless Children’s Day on January 10, 2015: “Thai Children will go to ASEAN, Where Will Stateless Children Go?”

By Katie Clark, Legal Status Network Foundation (LSNF) January 13, 2015 The Legal Status Network Foundation (LSNF) is a network aimed at promoting the human rights of stateless people and influencing policy and development through their network of organizations. The [...]

By |January 14th, 2015|Campaigns, Human Rights|

Help children think outside the box

Above all, the lesson from school assemblies across Thailand is this: Fall into line. Above all, the main point of the frequently humiliating and sadly too often fatal induction and hazing ceremonies at universities across the country is this: The individual [...]

By |September 8th, 2014|Campaigns, Youth Empowerment|

PROPOSED HYDROELECTRIC DAM ON MEKONG RIVER RAISES ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS

Environmental activists are once again raising concerns over a proposed hydropower dam on the 4,300 kilometer Mekong River’s lower region in Southern Laos, near the border with Cambodia. The Don Sahong Hydropower project, one of eleven dams proposed for the [...]

By |May 15th, 2014|Campaigns, Dams and development projects|