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By Prachatai |
The Criminal Court has dismissed a sexual assault charge against Prinn Panitchpakdi, former deputy leader of the Democrat Party, citing a statute of limitations as well as the fact that he agreed with the alleged victim’s request to drop her off at a train station near her apartment.
By Prachatai |
The Move Forward Party (MFP) has passed a resolution to expel Bangkok MP Chaiyamphawan Manpianjit, after he refused to issue a public apology for sexually harassing three people on his team.
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 Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>The Central Court of Appeal has ruled to overturn a decision made by the Ministry of Justice&#39;s&nbsp;Committee to Determine Compensation to Aggrieved Parties in Criminal Cases, after the Committee ruled not to pay compensation for a sexual assault victim on the ground that she was&nbsp;&ldquo;an illegal migrant worker.&rdquo; The Court says that her immigration status is not the cause of the assault and orders the Committee to pay her compensation.&nbsp;</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 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 Tara Abhasakun |
<p>Through virtual reality technology, the &quot;Nobody&#39;s Listening&quot; project lets you experience the ISIS genocide of the Yazidis through the eyes of a Yazidi girl, her brother, or an ISIS militant.&nbsp;</p>
By Tara Abhasakun |
<p>Prachatai English spoke with human rights lawyer, activist, domestic abuse survivor, and founder of SHero, an organization combatting domestic violence,&nbsp;Busayapa &ldquo;Best&rdquo; Srisompong, about how Thai police handle complaints of domestic violence.</p>
By UN Women |
<p>Business leaders have a key role to play to address intimate partner violence as a workplace issue.&nbsp;When workplaces understand, recognize and respond to violence against women, women can continue to work and access the support they need, a UN Women report says.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A network of NGOs and activists issued an open letter on International Human Rights Day (10 December) calling for an end to sexual harassment and gender bias among social activists.</p>