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By Amnesty International |
Women and LGBTI activists in Thailand are being subjected to an online onslaught of abusive speech laced with misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic language, sexualized content and other forms of technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TfGBV), Amnesty International said in a new report released yesterday (16 May).
By International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) |
The authorities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand should immediately reform laws, policies and practices that have led to violations of the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse (LGBT) persons to safely and freely express themselves and access information online, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a new report launched on 25 July 2023.
By Viyada Nokjaisua |
<p>Sexual abuse has long been an issue in Thai schools, although most cases go unreported.&nbsp;Prachatai English spoke to teachers and advocates for sexual abuse survivors about sexual abuse in schools and why this problem is being allowed to continue.</p>
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 Prachatai |
<p>Gender equality activists staged a demonstration in front of the Democrat Party headquarters on Monday (18 April) to demand accountability from the party after its former deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi was accused of having sexually assaulted at least 15 women.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Shero Thailand, a non-profit organization which aims to eliminate gender-based violence in Thailand, launched the Lawyers for Women&rsquo;s Rights (LWR) network on 29 January 2022 to train lawyers to provide legal aid and advocate for survivors of gender-based violence.</p>
By Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) |
<p>Kicking off the&nbsp;commemoration of 16 Days of Activism and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, feminists, women workers, and grassroots women from Asia and the Pacific gathered for an online protest to call for safety for women in workplaces and&nbsp;the urgent ratification of ILO C-190.</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 Pattanun Arunpreechawat |
<p>Thai social media has recently focussed on issues of sexual violence and gender equality, sparking a debate about feminist ideas and the goal of the movement. In this interview, five self-identified feminists who have experienced and witnessed gender-based violence and discrimination speak on the feminist movement in Thailand, misconceptions about feminism, and what it actually means to be a feminist.</p>
By UNICEF Thailand |
<p>UNICEF has issued a statement after the alleged sexual assault of two teenage girls at a Mukdahan school by their teachers and the school&rsquo;s former students was reported in the media last week, raising concern about the lack of protection for children in schools and calling for the authorities involved to reinforce their efforts to ensure prevention of violence in schools and to ensure that the survivors are protected.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A network of civil society organizations issued a statement on 29 April calling for an end to online sexual harassment against activists after student activist Sirin Mungcharoen faced a storm of social media attacks, the majority of which can be considered sexual harassment.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Thakur were executed today for the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in 2012. These executions mark a disheartening development in use of the death penalty in India. There is no evidence that the death penalty acts as a particular deterrent to crime, and its use will not eradicate violence against women in India, said Amnesty International India today.</p>