13 Dec 2019
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.
11 Dec 2019
On Monday (9 December 2019), the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) issued a statement on their Facebook page that they have been asked by Lumpini Police Station to cancel a booking for a press conference for the “Run Against Dictatorship” event, organized by activist Tanawat Wongchai.
4 Dec 2019
On Monday (2 December), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new study on attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand, which found that while there is significant support for inclusive laws and policies, experiences of stigma, discrimination, violence, and exclusion remain persistent.
2 Dec 2019
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), and IndustriALL Global Unions, issued a letter last Wednesday (27 November) calling on the Thai government to address labour violations after the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Thailand’s trade preferences under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) would be partially suspended on 25 April 2020.
29 Nov 2019
Chulalongkorn University and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok celebrated the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy to Czechoslovakia and the 25th anniversary of Czech revolutionary and statesman Václav Havel’s visit to Chulalongkorn University with a concert on Saturday night (23 November) and a panel discussion on Monday (25 November).
28 Nov 2019
Thai Security Plan admits new generation’s bond to the monarchy has weakened.
28 Nov 2019
Dubravka Šimonovic, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes, and consequences, attended an media briefing with representatives from the press and NGOs on 26 November, in which she called for an improvement to the criminal justice system for victims of sexual violence and for absence of consent to become the global standard for the definition of rape.
27 Nov 2019
On Friday (22 November), two LGBT couples, along with the Foundation for SOGI Rights and Justice (For-SOGI), went to the Constitutional Court to file a petition asking the court to rule whether the current Thai marriage law violates the 2017 Constitution. The two couples with representatives from LGBT rights organizations in front of the Constitutional Court
21 Nov 2019
The Constitutional Court ruled 7-2 today to disqualify Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of the Future Forward Party, as an MP for holding shares in a media company. Despite this, the leader of Future Forward Party carries on.
13 Nov 2019
On Friday (8 November), the Asia Centre hosted a launch panel for its new award for journalists reporting on inequality and injustice.
13 Nov 2019
Chulalongkorn University has finally amended its uniform regulations to allow students to dress according to their gender identity, after a group of students earlier this year filed a request for this and a complaint against a Faculty of Education lecturer.
7 Nov 2019
In the wake of the killing of 15 people in the Deep South, there is still no sign of the government changing course. source: ISOC Region 4 On Tuesday (ุ5 Nov) at midnight, an unknown number of assailants attacked two security checkpoints in Yala Province, killing at least 15 and injuring at least 4. The Reporters said that 8 guns were stolen.