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Women Who Are Subjected to Male Violence in Intimate Relationships:


Thailand will be reviewed by UN Member States on all its human rights record during its Third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) taking place on 10 November 2021 at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (39th Session of the UPR Working Group).


To tell the truth behind #WhatsHappeningInThailand and to guarantee Recommending States make SMART recommendations that will hold the Thai government accountable on its international human rights obligations and will improve the situation on the ground, Manushya Foundation, local community members of the Thai CSOs Coalition for the UPR and the Thai BHR Network, and partner Civil Society Organizations have prepared UPR Advocacy Factsheets addressing the most challenging human rights issues and providing community-led UPR recommendations to be made to the Thai government.


The UPR Factsheet on Women Who Are Subjected to Male Violence in Intimate Relationships in Thailand was prepared by SHero Thailand and Manushya Foundation on the basis of SHero's UPR Submission.

The UPR Factsheet examines the compliance of Thailand with the recommendations it received during its 2nd UPR cycle in relation to Women Who Are Subjected to Male Violence in Intimate Relationships in Thailand. In the five years since Thailand’s 2nd UPR cycle, domestic violence and gender-based violence against women has remained an unsolved issue in Thailand, even though Thailand accepted four recommendations from Bangladesh, Chile, Mexico, and Djibouti to combat discrimination against women. Moreover, Thailand promised to “continue its efforts to eliminate discrimination against women” and “continue to strengthen measures to reduce discrimination and all forms of violence against women effectively.”


This factsheet indicates that Women who are subjected to male violence in intimate relationships face severe challenges in accessing their human rights, in the following manner: 


  • Discrimination against women survivors of gender-based violence

  • Violence against women reinforced by laws and legal institutions

  • Increase of domestic violence and gender-based violence during the COVID-19 outbreak

​The UPR Factsheet includes community-led UPR recommendations for Recommending States to use when making their UPR recommendations to the Thai government and ensure their recommendations address the needs of local communities on the ground. It is critical for diplomats to make recommendations that are directly coming from communities to improve the human rights situation on the ground; as communities are experts of their issues: they live with the challenges and they also know the solutions they need to advance their human rights.

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