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LGBT activists call for democracy and gender equality

LGBT activists held a demonstration on Saturday (25 July) at the Democracy Monument in the name of gender equality, LGBT rights, and democracy, as well as calling the government out for their failure in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and demanding the dissolution of parliament.The event ...

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 ...

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 'inferior' in politics

Young women in politics are still looked down upon as being inexperienced, while their ability to perform roles is often questioned, a forum was told on Wednesday.Speaking at a discussion organised by the Thai Journalists Association, deputy government spokeswoman, Rachada Dhnadirek said parliament has appointed ...

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Paternity leave in ASEAN

It is a universal assumption that mothers are the ones who take care of children, but more fathers are now taking time off to look after their new-born babies and their partners soon after childbirth. Countries worldwide are setting benchmarks for policies to support men’s ...

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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