3 replies to “Women at Work

  1. Ja Philippe ik herinner me deze beelden ook nog wel, er zitten wel adertjes onder het gras, meestal zijn deze mensen verplicht terwerk gestelden (gevangenen ?). Fotografisch wel zeer mooie beelden.

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    1. Ja Rob, ik ben daar bewust van. Ik twijfelde of ik het uitreksel van “The Asian Women’s Resource Exchange” over de “Women’s Rights in Burma” er bij zou voegen.
      Rural women are most affected by the nation’s instability. Frequently widowed or separated from their families at an early age, women are forced to work as porters and unpaid labourers for local SPDC military troops and are often raped by soldiers. Ethnic women in areas where armed conflict with the junta is ongoing face constant threats of attack, rape, torture, slavery, and murder by SPDC soldiers. In addition, while male members of the community are taken as porters, serve as soldiers, or are killed, women are often left alone to raise their children. Even after fleeing to a neighboring country for protection, female refugees and children are the most vulnerable in threats to their security.
      Merkwaardig genoeg is dat de vrouw met de radio op haar hoed nog in staat was om vriendelijk te lachen. Fotografisch mooie beelden, zoals je me complimenteert… maar het is vooral de ziel van het Birmaanse volk, die mij ontroert!
      Philippe

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