#PushForward to end violence against women and girls.
❗️🟠 Every day, at least 7 women in Thailand face sexual violence. #PushForward to end violence against women and girls.
#ViolenceAgainstWomen 🦠 Sexual and gender-based violence has only become more intense, far-reaching, and visible since the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries around the world have recorded higher rates of domestic violence against women and girls due to economic strains, quarantines, and tumultuous political situations.
🚫 What’s more, basic rights, such as access to abortion or the right to choose not to wear hijab, have been taken away from women in the Global North and Global South alike.
#OnlineHate 🔇 For Thailand, it also does not help that feminists who are vocal on these issues online are often met with pushback, resulted in a shrinking space for activism and advocacy by civil society. The anti-feminist discourse has also contributed to a rise in attacks against women human rights defenders and activists.
➡️ Swipe to understand more about sexual and gender-based violence faced by women in Thailand, and how YOU can help by participating in UN Women’s #16Days of activism campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.
#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings
✊ Manushya Foundation will keep protecting and promoting women’s rights until all women, especially the marginalized, are equal, safe, and free from all forms of violence, whether it is visible or not. We demand that the Thai government urgently follow through with its obligations stated in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
📌 We also urge that departments involved strengthen the mechanisms to prevent and eliminate violence and discrimination against all women, promote political participation of women and girls, and increase support for women’s rights organizations.
Rape and sexual abuse cases in crisis in Thailand: https://www.thairath.co.th/news/local/2412632
More than 7 women in Thailand are sexually harassed or abused per day while women in the Southern Border provinces have limited rights and remain voiceless: https://workpointtoday.com/news-673/
Survey shows 75% of Thai women experience domestic violence more than once: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/survey-shows-75-of-thai-women-experience-domestic-violence-more-than-once/