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By Prachatai |
<p>Thai sex workers remain excluded from government assistance schemes, after the government ordered the closure of entertainment businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19, causing many to lose their jobs and income.</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 undersigned organizations (see at the end of the letter) |
<p>In an open letter, civil society organisations raised concern regarding seven migrant workers arrested at Ministry of Labour despite Thailand government&rsquo;s decision on amnesty pending regularization and demand for Protection of the Right to Defend Human Rights of migrant workers.</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>On 5 October 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has gone to the Bang Khen Immigration Detention Center to pick up Ms. P, a female migrant worker from Myanmar, who&nbsp;had been remanded in custody being accused of being an alien and worked without the permit.</p>
By Migrant Working Group (MWG) |
<p>An open letter from Migrant Working Group (MWG), the labour-related NGO&nbsp;expresses its observations and recommendations for the management policy of the Factory Sandbox by the Ministry of Labour.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Workers at construction sites within a 5-kilometre radius of the Ming Dih Chemical polysterene factory fire were prohibited from evacuating by military personnel following a government order to close construction sites as part of the current Covid-19 lockdown measures.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Prachatai, with support from the Canadian Embassy&#39;s Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), presents &quot;Decent Work,&quot; the story of sex workers in Thailand and the problems they face as a result of their job being criminalised under Thailand&#39;s Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The Government of Indonesia should ensure the protection of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression and halt law enforcement from using excessive force at protests against the recently passed Omnibus Law, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and eight of its member organisations in Indonesia.</p>
By Equitable Cambodia, Inclusive Development International, FORUM-ASIA |
<p>On 31 July, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia&rsquo;s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Students have joined hands with labour organizations in submitting a letter urging the government to lift the Emergency Decree after the cabinet decided to extend it to 30 June. The letter says, &ldquo;stop using the pandemic as an excuse to oppress the people.&rdquo; Thai Lawyers for Human Rights pointed out three legal reasons why the situation does not warrant extending the Emergency Decree.</p>
By Thammachart Kri-aksorn |
<p>Three stories show that the Thai government is failing to protect the labour rights of Thai nationals and migrant workers.</p>