Isaan migration through the lens of love

Migration has been grabbing global news for years. But the rising migration trend of Isaan women to western countries in the past 15 years has gone largely unnoticed.

Migrant workers spreading a meatless faith

Migrant workers are spreading a new faith in Northeast Thailand that has been illegal and suppressed in China for decades. This system of beliefs also works to popularize vegetarianism in the region.

Is the key to happiness a daughter in Europe?

While Europe worries about trafficking and the so-called refugee crisis, Isaan villagers are still building their hopes on women’s migration and labor abroad, writes Social Anthropologist Sine Plambech in this guest commentary.

A long way from home – Isaan villagers’ experience of farmwork in Israel

Since the early 1990s, tens of thousands of Northeastern Thais have left their farms at home to work as agricultural laborers in Israel, often facing exploitation by manpower agencies and employers. Despite a recent push to improve the working conditions of Thai farmworkers in Israel, their situation often remains precarious. GUEST EDITORIAL by Matan Kaminer […]