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By Sarah Eichstadt |
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangkok's homeless population has been rising. With many of them elderly, advocates and experts now say raising the elderly pension is one solution. Meanwhile, imposing a wealth tax could help combat housing insecurity.
By Nalutporn Krairiksh and Kotcharak Kaewsurach |
Many people with disabilities, especially those with spinal cord issues, suffer from pressure sores. Small abrasions can become infected, open wounds, which can make rehabilitation more difficult and make people with disabilities more dependent on others. Meanwile, securing welfare to cover the cost of medicine, rehabilitation and the use of medical facilities remains an issue.
By Prachatai |
6 members of Progressive Social Security, a team of 7 labour rights advocates, have won most of the employee representatives’ seats on the Social Security Board in the country’s first-ever Social Security Board election, which had been postponed from 2015.
By Prachatai |
<p>A network of women human rights defenders has called for a more inclusive constitution and proposed amendments to the constitution which included the protection of women&rsquo;s rights, decentralization, and state welfare.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A protest took place in front of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) on Thursday (10 December), which addressed issues of the rights of people with disabilities, including the right to receive state welfare.</p>