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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Transgender MPs are over-represented in Thai Parliament while women struggle to enter politics
As Thai women struggle to establish a foothold in the politics of a nation that ranks among the worst in the world for sex parity in government leadership, news outlets in the West are cheering on the progressiveness of men attaining political...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Suwannee Sirivejchapun
Suwannee Sirivejchapun is a Member of Parliament of Thailand. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, March 22, 2019
'I'm ready,' says first transgender candidate for Thai PM
Pauline Ngarmpring thought she would take it slow as she began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of 49. Instead, three years on, she is a candidate for Thai prime minister - the country’s first transgender candidate...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Thai politics is a man’s world. How can we change that?
By Kornrawee Panyasuppakun, Former MP Arja Alho offers lessons from a pioneer of political gender equality. Despite making up just over half Thailand’s population, women have almost disappeared entirely from political decision-making under the junta...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Not just "pretty faces": Thai women on barriers to success in politics
Thailand’s political glass ceiling is reinforced by notions of what’s appropriate, what’s feasible and what are traditional roles in society, according to three women politicians. While the male-dominant culture is still to blame for the low...
Friday, November 09, 2018
Women in Thailand poorly represented as lawmakers
Thailand has one of the poorest rates of gender equality in politics globally, and international agencies say more women are needed in key decision-making processes. UN Women data shows that as of January 2017 women accounted for 4.9% of the Thai...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thailand elections: Politics of crisis
A state of emergency, streets paralyzed with protesters, the fatal shooting of a leading pro-government activist and an election campaign teetering on chaos may not sound like the script from a rising Southeast Asian economic powerhouse. But for...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Thailand election will proceed despite threats
A controversial election in Thailand will proceed as scheduled Sunday despite threats of continued violence from antigovernment protesters and fear that the result will only deepen the country's eight-year political crisis. Thai election officials...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference 2014
Dates * Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference will be held from 1-3 March 2014* Applications and abstract submissions will be accepted starting from May 15th 2013* Deadline for abstract submissions is February 1st 2014 or as long as space is...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Women must stick together, Thailand
One of the ways to get out of the colour-coded political rut is for rival parties to set a common agenda on shared problems, visualise a more just future together, and work toward what their children will be grateful for. This sounds easier said...
Monday, August 26, 2013
South peace talks 'should involve women', Thailand
International donors and state authorities need to stop merely supporting charitable activities for Malayu Muslim women in the deep South and start properly engaging them in the peace dialogue, it has been claimed. Panellists at the launch of the "...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Vichuda Rattanapian
Interview with Senator Ms.Vichuda Rattanapian from Thailand.Conducted during the 128th IPU Assembly March 2013, Quito, Ecuador
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, January 06, 2013
The Glass Ceiling," UNDP Thailand's new film on women's political empowerment
Watch "The Glass Ceiling," UNDP Thailand's new filmon women's political empowerment!Features the voices of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, and opposition party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, the film highlights...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New Anti-Rape Law In Thailand
The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand approved a new law last week that criminalizes marital rape. Previously, rape law could not be used to prosecute a husband who forced sex on his wife. This new law carries a monetary fine (40,000 baht,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women's Needs Overlooked
When women call for gender sensitivity in state policies, the male-dominated decision makers almost always respond that it is not necessary because men and women are the same. To read the full article, please visit Bangkok Post Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thailand: Not Enough Women Standing in the Election, Say Advocates
Despite an increase in the number of female election candidates, women's rights advocates are still unhappy with the relatively small proportion of women running in the general election. Sutheera Vijitranond, chairwoman of the Association of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thailand: Interview - Activist Angkhana Neelapaijit says Muslim women in southern Thailand face discrimination by civil and religious law
Muslim women in Thailand's insurgency-plagued southern region face problems of discrimination under state and religious law, as well as cultural norms, that are exceedingly difficult to address, a prominent human rights activist told TrustLaw...