ASEAN Life Vol: 2 March - May 2014 - Page 14

“I will repeat again that females are the symbols of nonviolence…Another thing I would say is that a female is more compromising. A female can talk with anyone easily.” Influential Women in Southeast Asia as Human Rights Advocates - Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, a brave, courageous, “The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.” highly-intelligent and outspoken senator from the Philippines. She is a staunch advocate of good governance. She is witty, famous for her funny “pickup lines” yet possesses a very sharp tongue. The above quote is just one of her witty remarks directed to her enemies. She is on her third term of office as a senator and is a judge of the International Criminal Court. - Yingluk Shinawatra, the first female and concurrent Thai Prime Minister, - Human rights advocate and 1991 answering the people critical of her stand Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu omen in Southeast Asia on femininity. She is still inexperienced Kyi of Myanmar (Burma). have a more favorable in politics but her sincerity to serve the position compared to East people has placed her in the position where W or South Asia. A daughter in the ASEAN she is right now. Call ASEAN Countries region is not a burden to the family financially due to the practice of bride dowries and their kinship is almost equal in paternal and vocational skills and they have easier access to higher education. Post-graduate training for women, except for Laos and Cambodia, is higher. There are more female graduates in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as in Indonesia and Vietnam. - Former Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, affirming how she wanted her people to be aware of their rights. 14 MAR-APR 2014 now for 1 Cent/minute Buy Online, Click Advertise at ASEAN Life! Southeast Asian women are able to gain “I want to encourage our people, to educate our people to have the courage to understand and fight for their rights.” maternal lines. AN life 1788 - 19th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 731 N. Beach Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631 Los Angeles: (213) 550 3888 San Francisco: (415) 242 8100 “There’s nothing wrong with my brain, contrary to the impression of my enemies.” quotable quotes “I have mobilized women to work for women and by women. The global network of women gains a lot of support from the international community. We work to help women and our society to be free of poverty… my heart is always with Cambodian women. I could see women being trafficked in sex industry; women being discriminated; women with HIV/AIDS. They are living in a difficult situation… Women are precious gems… think women have the ability to hold such a high position. But they just don’t have the opportunity. Some are even more efficient than men.” - Mu Sochua, a human rights advocate from Cambodia, during a May 21, 2007 interview. She is the founder of Khemara, a women’s organization in Cambodia. These five women of strength from Southeast Asia have been using their intellect and courage for people to realize their rights and fight for it. v Search HOMES for Sale like a Real Estate Agent FREE Updated Database for Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area Email to and we will send you the login. CA BRE License # 01439375 MAR-APR 2014 15