The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality conducted its second annual Regional Institute, titled, Sexuality, Society, and Culture, from February 22 – March 2, 2005 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The Institute hosted 17 participants from nine countries in South and Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, The Philippines, and Vietnam.
Ari Yuda Laksmana
Mitra Citra Remaja
Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah
Ha Thi hanh Do
Center for Public Opinion Research
The State Institute for Islamic Studies
Khartini Bin Slamah
Women’s Studies Center, Faculty of Social Sciences
Maria Melinda Flores Ando
The Theia Initiative, Inc.
Muhammad Aslam Bajwa
Organization for Participatory Development (OPD)
Nasrin Siraj Annie
Nguyen Thu Huong
Syed Asif Altaf Chowdhury
Theresa Gustilo Gallardo
Thuy Thi Thanh Do
Faculty of Special Education
Hanoi University of Education
Chi Heng Foundation
Benedict Anderson is Emeritus Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor of International Studies at Cornell University USA. He is a specialist on the theory of nationalism, and on the politics and culture of SE Asia, especially Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, and author of ‘Imagined Communities’ and of ‘The Spectre of Comparisons’.
Radhika Chandiramani founded TARSHI. A clinical psychologist, she works and writes on issues of sexuality, focusing on young people, sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Geetanjali Misra is Executive Director, CREA, New Delhi. She has worked intensively at the activist, grant making and policy levels in the fields of sexuality, reproductive health and violence against women. She is also the co-founder of SAKHI for South Asian women in New York.
Dede Oetomo is a founding member and senior expert in the Research and Education Division of GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation, Surabaya, Indonesia, a community-based organization working on issues of diversity in sex, gender and sexuality.
Douglas Sanders is Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia; LL.M. Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He has taught international human rights law, prepared expert background papers for UN human rights seminars, and written extensively on human rights issues relating to indigenous peoples and sexual and gender minorities.