Takes courage to halt violence against women

The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls. The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 […]

Thailand combating violence against women

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges all sectors to join hands in combating violence and pledges assistance to victims of violence. In September, the Thai premier had advocated the need for equality at the United Nations Human Rights Council‘s 24th Session in Geneva. Yingluck on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of an anti-violence project hosted […]

24-hr Hotline for Thailand’s One Stop Crisis Centre

24-hr Hotline for One Stop Crisis Centre A One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) will be set up to take complaints from the people around the clock, new Social Development and Human Security Minister Pavena Hongsakula said on Monday. Pavena said it will be her first priority when she starts work in her new job. The […]

Disgraced Thai Cartoonist Facing Defamation Charges

Cartoonist Somchai Katanyutanant, infamously known by both fans and readers by his pseudonym Chai Rachawat, reported to Metropolitan Police Division 1 on Monday morning to hear defamation charges filed against him by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Somchai is employed by Thai Rath, seen by many as a semi-tabloid newspaper. According to the news, “people turned up […]

Contempt and Hate Speech against Women in Thailand

The International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. This year the celebration was held on March 3, 2013. But the rights of women continue to be mocked by chauvinistic attitudes of a small group of the Yellow Shirts over the past few years, and […]