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  • NEWS

    Gender Act loophole 'denies equality'

    News, Published on 07/09/2015

    » The Gender Equality Act comes into effect on Wednesday but several gender activists are concerned about the act's Section 17 which prohibits equality in extenuating circumstances.

  • NEWS

    Ticha quits amid gender feud

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/03/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha played down the resignation of Ticha Na Nakorn from the National Reform Council (NRC) and the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) as women's rights advocates gear up for a fresh campaign to highlight gender equality in the new charter.

  • NEWS

    Learn about LGBTI, say activists

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 18/05/2016

    » People from all walks of life should study the Gender Equality Act to quell discrimination against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) communities in Thailand, gender activists say.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Race for gender equality

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/01/2016

    » It's been only 28 days, but 2016 is already promising to be yet another fun, interesting and tumultuous year for the LGBT community worldwide.

  • OPINION

    ฿1,000 fine not enough

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/09/2018

    » What? Only a 1000-baht fine for people using the hard shoulder on elevated roads and expressways preventing emergency vehicles like ambulances from reaching their destinations and risking horrific accidents like the one that happened this week?

  • LEARNING

    School uniforms: Cross-dressing & gender equality

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 05/02/2013

    » If guys can wear skirts then gals can wear pants, ok. But is that person in pants in the women's restroom really a woman?

  • OPINION

    The consequences of gender at work

    News, Published on 28/11/2014

    » Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women's role in the economy. Two centuries ago, Mary Wollstonecraft published her proto-feminist A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and in 1869 John Stuart Mill, inspired by his wife Harriet, wrote The Subjection of Women in support of female suffrage. But new evidence is emerging of the cultural barriers to women's economic advancement, which must be addressed if the world is ever to attain its goal of gender equality.

  • NEWS

    Advocates want equality for lesbians

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 20/01/2017

    » Thai society has yet to understand, respect, and treat people who are different based on gender and ethnic identities in a way which would prevent hate speech and eventually hate crimes, according to gender diversity advocates.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Enduring play moves into the #MeToo generation

    Life, Published on 05/04/2018

    » Last Thursday, women from 12 countries took the audience by storm in a perceptive, inspiring, and hilarious performance of The Vagina Monologues. The diverse members of Bangkok Rising, a volunteer organisation whose main cause is to raise awareness of the need for gender equality and an end to gender-based violence, rendered tangible the reality of womanhood in a context of oppression, abuse, and also self-discovery. In a powerful conclusion, they turned their attention to the appalling state of gender-based violence today, more than 20 years after the play's premiere.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Power to her

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 29/12/2017

    » 2017 has been the year of women speaking up and standing up for themselves. And while there's definitely a long way to go in terms of gender equality, especially in Asia, it's inspiring to learn about AKIN ASIA in the Big Mango that seeks to empower and connect women from different walks of life. Hosting events like social dinners, workshops and panels, AKIN ASIA creates opportunities for networking and a space for women to share and discuss ideas. Guru spoke to Nicola Jones-Crossley, founder of AKIN ASIA, about the inspiring work she is doing.

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