gender

Undefined

“The civil union bill misses the target” says Thailand’s first transgender MP

Interview

Isaan Record, long-term partner of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia Office, interviewed Tanwarin Sukkhapisit on the factors that are influencing a sea-change in Thai society’s attitudes towards gender equality, focusing on a long discussed civil union bill. This bill would allow LGBT+ to enter a marriage-like partnership which is awaiting a final decision from Thailand’s yet-to-be-decided government.

By The Isaan Record

Changing Political Tides

The LGBT Movement in Thailand has struggled over the past two decades in applying a holistic human-rights-based approach as a strategy to achieve its goals. This article analyzes the fledgling relationship between the state and the multifaceted LGBT movements in light of a rapidly changing political landscape.

By Srijula Yongstar

“I am first a Buddhist, second a feminist”

In an interview, Ven. Dhammananda Bhikkhunī, the first fully ordained Thai Theravada Buddhist nun, speaks about the struggle for female ordination in Thailand and expresses her hopes for progress.

By Srijula Yongstar, Florian Reinold

The Future We Want- A Feminist Perspective

The Future We Want – the motto chosen by the UN in the run-up to the June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) – is certainly forward-looking. Rio+20 is supposed to define routes towards a safer, fairer, greener, and cleaner world. But the blueprints for a green economy are devoid of gender perspectives. Christa Wichterich’s essay takes a closer look on the relations between feminism and ecology.

Single Motherhood

Single parenting, particularly single motherhood, has become more widespread and recognized in Thailand. When the single parent is the mother, much of the burden rests on women. This article is an attempt to explore how the Thai legal system deals with and prepares for such situations.

Gender Discourse in Thai Politics

Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra’s sudden rise to the highest position in the Thai political hierarchy is phenomenal and significant. That Thailand now has its first female prime minister has provoked reactions from almost everywhere. To fully understand the phenomenon of the first-female-premier, it is firstly required to examine how women in politics and gender discourse are related. This article has summarized the discussion from academics, writers and civil society activists on the issues.

Stereotypes dominate debates about Yingluck

Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra’s sudden rise to the highest position in the Thai political hierarchy is phenomenal and significant. That Thailand now has its first female prime minister has provoked reactions from almost everywhere. To fully understand the phenomenon of the first-female-premier, it is firstly required to examine how women in politics and gender discourse are related. This article has summarized the discussion from academics, writers and civil society activists on the issues.

Briefing Report: Women in Thailand

The current briefing report on the situation of “Women in Thailand” provides information on the situation of Thai women in political, economic and social aspects. The report states that the share of women in the Thai Parliament is only 13.3 percent. It shows that although Thai women were given the rights to vote for eight decades, the political landscape is still dominated by men.

Women and Community Radio

Community radio (CR) is the best concrete example of media reform in Thailand, because radio is a medium that is highly accessible in rural areas, and involves low production costs and levels of necessary expertise. Since 2007, the Multiculturalism and Educational Policy Research Centre (Multi-Ed), Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University is interested in women’s programs and in the number of woman broadcasters.

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