Thailand’s deep south women are on the front lines of peace

‘Someone has to step up. If we are silent and do nothing, then we fail the next generation.’

Anticha Sangchai, a university lecturer in Pattani, started a football league encouraging participation regardless of religion or politics. She and other women in southern Thailand are trying to build peace in divided communities. (Luke Duggleby/TNH)

By Caleb Quinley in Pattani, Thailand

Years of conflict and violence have divided communities in Thailand’s deep south. Pateemoh Poh-Itaeda-oh is one of a growing number of women trying…