8 Feb 2017
Last week, student activists organised events to make fun of the paternalism that underpins Thailand’s National Children’s Day. On 4 February 2016, the student activist group Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS) held an event called “National Seniors Day: Seniors in the Era of a Changing World” at Banglamphu Museum, Bangkok. The event aimed to mock National Children’s Day, a day where adults seem to impose certain values on children.
3 Sep 2014
About 4,000 illegal migrant children are arbitrarily arrested in Thailand and detained separately from their parents in inhumane conditions without adequate food, healthcare, or space, according to the latest report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Moreover, migrant children aged nine to 12 are kept in the same cells in detention centres as adult prisoners on various charges. This makes them directly and indirectly vulnerable to violence committed by the adult prisoners.