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Laure Siegel

Laure Siegel is a French correspondent covering politics in South and Southeast Asia for Mediapart in France. She is also a regular contributor to Nikkei Asia and French-German public TV channel ARTE.

Providing safety and dignity to women at the time of the month they need it the most

Tens of thousands of women in Thailand lack access to safe and cheap sanitary products. 27 year old Varangtip Satchatippavarn has founded a company to produce affordable and safe sanitary products and works with advocacy groups who campaign to include the issue into education systems.
Following the dam construction in the 1990s, the villagers of Rasi Salai in Thailand’s northeast find themselves in a decades-long battle for compensation from the authorities and meager scraps from a devastated ecosystem.