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An in-depth portrait of Asia today, covering its dynamism as a center of growth as well as its traditions tossed around by the advance of globalization.

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Fri.1:30 - 2:00
7:30 - 8:00
13:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 20:00

Apr. 18, Fri.*This program was first broadcast on Aug. 9, 2013

Indonesia's Waria

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country, but for many years, many schools of Islam have stigmatized Indonesia's transgender people, known as Waria. However, in recent years, Waria have started asserting their rights, and some religious leaders are now showing increasing acceptance. We report from Indonesia where Waria are demanding greater participation in the community, and look at how society itself is gradually becoming more tolerant.

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