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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai

    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple

    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Hmong,Sexual Idea,AIDS Prevention,Nan
Author Songwit Chuemsakul
Title A Study to Find a Way of Promotion of AIDS Prevention for Women: A Case of Meo
Document Type Research Paper Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Hmong, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Hmong-Mien
Location of
Tribal Research Institute,Chiang Mai University Total Pages 23 Year 1998
Source Tribal Research Institute,Department of Public Welfare,Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare

Hmong is a group living with cultural belief as a frame of their way of life that combine the society together. The Hmong believes that ancestor spirit can foresee any events, so there is worship of the ancestor spirit before practicing any activities such as wedding ceremony. The culture is and indicator of the male and female power in the community by emphasizing male rather that female. Female will be valuable when they get married and have a son. The culture that male can have many wives or have sexual interaction with women who are not his wife is still practiced without any impacts on the tribal culture. The adolescents who fall in love with each other can have sexual interaction before marriage. The Hmong mostly gets married when they are too young about 13-14 years old. As for the young women who get pregnant before marriage, they have to proof who the father of the infant is, nonetheless, they will be blamed and hate by the people in the society. The status of female is inferior and they have less power of negotiation than the male. In the consumerism society with the communication between the village and the outside society, it is a part of a cause of changes in the community, i.e. the education makes the young men and women leaving the community and abandoning their own culture, so it is high risk for the young women to be prostitute because of lacking of teaching. Thus, the Hmong sexual culture makes them risky to be infected HIV, Even there is not any infected patients in any reports, the Hmong should be taught about AIDS in order to find solutions together by emphasizing on the culture and the community participation.

Text Analyst Chantiwa Kawongai Date of Report Jun 23, 2005
TAG Hmong, Sexual Idea, AIDS Prevention, Nan, Translator -


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