Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 5 Gender equality

On Gender, Thailand is still Unequal

It’s difficult not to sound like a broken record when discussing gender inequality in Thailand, but unless the situation improves, it’s a conversation we must keep having. Celebrating International Women’s Day, like we did this Monday, would be meaningless without addressing the reality that many ...

Help for transgender inmates

The Department of Corrections (DoC) has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to improve medical treatment for 4,000 transgender inmates in Thailand.DoC director-general Ayut Sinthoppan said it sought the UNDP’s advice in order to raise the standard of medical services it provides ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand seeks gender equality in government agencies

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has held a workshop on the establishment of a gender equality coordination center, to serve as a model organization promoting equality between men and women.The MSDHS Permanent Secretary Porametee Vimolsiri, presiding over a workshop on the ...

Govt gets low scores for gender parity

The government has been criticised by female activists for restricting their access to justice and silencing rights advocates, ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day which falls on Sunday.The activists said the government has continued to engage in such actions, despite having endorsed the legally-binding ...

Thana Boonlert

Companies, including media, need sexual-harassment policies, experts tell seminar

Anti-sexual harassment advocates and legal experts have called on society and the media to stand up against sexual harassment by refusing to tolerate it, and to introduce a new code of conduct against harassment as well as against media malpractice within media organisations.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Seminar urges citizens to curb violence against women

Around 30,000 women a year lodge police complaints about being physically assaulted, the Friends of Women Foundation says, urging males to stop committing violence against females. Thanawadee Thajeen, the foundation’s director, spoke on Saturday (Oct 27) at a seminar called “Men for Change”, aimed at ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

A race to close the inequality gap

Item 10 on the United Nations’ (UN) list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is to reduce inequality by 2030. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called income and gender inequality a growing global problem. The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimated it would take 217 years ...

Stephen Chin

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