Amendment to abortion law comes into effect

The Government Gazette announced on Saturday an amendment to Criminal Code sections 301 and 305, which would make it possible for women to terminate their pregnancy of up to 12 weeks.The amended law reads:Section 301: A woman who aborts a foetus that is older than ...

The Nation Reporter

Ruling sought on legality of early-stage abortions

Activist Srisuwan Janya on Thursday asked the Office of the Ombudsman to forward a petition seeking a Constitutional Court ruling on whether a bill which would legalise early-stage abortions is constitutional.The Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution secretary-general handed a petition to Pol ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai parliament passes new abortion bill

The Thai parliament on Wednesday (20 January) passed a new bill allowing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy.But the bill does not decriminalize abortion, as abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy still carries a prison sentence of up to 6 months or ...

Fighting for women’s rights in ASEAN

Prominent women like Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob, Co-Founder of ride-hailing transport services Grab – Tan Hooi Ling and even sports legend, Nicol David have made headlines in the region for their tremendous achievements. A growing number of women today are participating in the male-dominated tech ...

Women’s rights and river protection

Usually at this time of year during the dry season in northern Thailand, the Mekong River recedes, and sand and pebble beaches appear. Covering the pebbles, through the clear and shallow water, one can see the pale green kai, a river weed of the Mekong. ...

Challenges to gender equality in Thailand

Thailand’s formal commitment to women’s rights began in 1985 when it became a party to the key UN treaty on the subject: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).The country’s record was vetted by the monitoring committee under the ...

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