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By Apichaya Akkaratatta |
<p>Apichaya Akkaratatta discusses domestic violence in Thailand, the roots of the issue, why it has been overlooked, and why the society allows it to continue.</p>
By Emilia Brugnano |
<p>Emilia Brugnano explores the meaning of masculinity in Thailand and the impact of striving for the masculine ideal on Thai men.</p>
By Thidatep Piboon |
<p>Women and the LGBT community have joined pro-democracy protests campaigning to abolish patriarchy, gender stereotypes and social norms that marginalize gender equality. They are also collecting signatures for petitions to decriminalize abortion and sex work.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Women for Freedom and Democracy group has set up a station at today&#39;s protest at the Democracy Monument for people to sign their petition calling for the decriminalization of abortion.</p>
By Pattanun Arunpreechawat and Chatchai Mongkol |
<p>While members of idol girl groups such as BNK48 are seen as products and are expected to be voices for the society, they neither see themselves as objectified nor obligated to advocate for social issues, but they have to adapt to a mixture of Thai and Japanese idol cultures. Idol insiders also explain the business model and its origins.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On Wednesday (19 February), the Constitutional Court of Thailand ruled that Section 301 of the Thai Criminal Code which criminalizes abortion, violates the current Constitution and must be amended.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>10 women journalists shared their experience of working as an investigative journalists and strategies they used in their professional work, from mental health strategies to balancing work and family, and investigating state-sponsored killings, at the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, Germany, on the conference&rsquo;s only two all-women panels.</p>
By Shinta Maharani |
By Harrison George |
<p>The stalled mediation attempt by the National Human Rights Commission is the latest in a series of failures to settle a long-standing dispute between the Supreme Council of Motorcycle Taxis and a group of women who want to offer motorcycle taxi services, with neither side willing to budge from their well-entrenched positions.</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has drafted a Gender Equality Bill, to be sent for consideration by the blatantly gender-unequal Cabinet and then for enactment by the similarly gender-biased National Legislative Assembly.</p> <p>Its proponents are touting its progressive characteristics.&nbsp; For the first time, it mentions a gender other than male and female.</p> <p>Whoopee.</p>