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By Teeranai Charuvastra |
<p>A large number of sex crimes in Thailand go unreported every year, in part because there are simply not enough female police officers, discouraging many victims from speaking up in the first place.</p>
<div>On International Women’s Day, police officers pressed charges against seven female villagers for opposing a local gold mine.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 8 March 2016, officers from Wang Saphung Police Station <a href="">pressed charges against seven villagers</a>&nbsp;for protesting against a local gold mine. The seven were accused of threatening officials and violating NCPO Head Order 3/2015, the junta’s ban on public gatherings of five people or more. </div>
<p>Activists rallied for women’s rights and an end to military rule on International Women’s Day, pointing out that the rights of both women and men have been suspended under the junta regime.</p> <p>Anti-junta activists and others staged a rally from the 14 October Memorial to the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue in central Bangkok on Sunday afternoon, International Women’s Day, in a ‘Wearing Sarongs and Aiming for Elections’ campaign.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" /></p>
By Front Line Defenders |
<p>Dublin, Ireland [8 March 2012] &ndash; On International Women&rsquo;s Day, Front Line Defenders calls for increased protection and recognition of women human rights defenders around the world. On a daily basis, Front Line Defenders receives urgent appeals for help and emergency support from women human rights defenders who face threats, harassment, intimidation, violence and even killing as they go about their legitimate human rights work.</p>