Global Women's Strike in Thailand

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GWS Thailand, the Community Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand, is comprised of grassroots women currently representing nineteen different sectors who are defending family, community and the environment.  These sectors include indigenous women, migrant and refugee women, disabled women,  urban women from the slums, rural women farmers and women from the conflict zone in the Deep South. Sex workers, garment workers, and those fighting against destruction of natural resources and the environment. They work to protect life, livelihoods and the natural world. The Collective demands a Care Income, and an end to poverty, inequality and State oppression in all forms.

Email: gws@globalwomenstrike.net

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Press statement 29 November 2022 by Community WHRDs Collective in Thailand

By Global Women's Strike | 15th December 2022

On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day we, Community WHRDs Collective in Thailand gather to restate and amplify our demands first submitted to three Parliamentary Committees to mark International WHRD Day, 21 November 2019. We re-affirm that the 2017 Constitution is not fit for purpose and must be replaced. It must be…

Women and mothers of South Peasants Federation Thailand have said what a Care Income would mean to them as people who care for the family, the community, and the land:

By Global Women's Strike | 15th December 2022

A Care Income would mean:

Women human rights defenders collective demands constitutional reform

By Global Women's Strike | 12th December 2022

News By Prachatai Submitted on Wed, 7 Dec 2022 – 03:13 PM A network of women human rights defenders has called for a more inclusive constitution and proposed amendments to the constitution which included the protection of women’s rights, decentralization, and state welfare. Representatives of the Collective announcing their demands for constitutional reform On 29…

Press statement: Women Human Rights Defenders collective in Thailand amplify demands to goverment.

By Global Women's Strike | 7th December 2022

On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day we, Community WHRDs Collective in Thailand gather to restate and amplify our demands first submitted to three Parliamentary Committees to mark International WHRD Day, 21 November 2019.  We re-affirm that the 2017 Constitution is not fit for purpose and must be replaced. It must be…

Event: An initial dialogue on Care Income

By Global Women's Strike | 28th November 2022

Thailand: People’s Movement versus laws which undermine freedom of association.

By Global Women's Strike | 25th May 2022

An open letter to The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Cc Gita Sabharwal, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand Dear Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, We, the People’s Movement Against the Draft Laws that Undermine Freedom of Association, are writing to express our serious concerns regarding Thailand’s Draft Act on the Operations…

Thai Women Human Rights Defenders Collective statement on International Women’s Day

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2022

8 March 2022, International Women’s Day  #BreaktheNPOLawtoBreaktheBias 111 years ago, women in Russia, the United States of America, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland banded together to form groups and take to the street. Their organization and struggles have ensured that we are not made to do more than eight hours of waged work a day,…

Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand statement on International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day

By Global Women's Strike | 29th November 2021

To the People of Thailand, Today, 29th of November is International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day, A Day to recognize women caring for and defending the rights of family, community and nature. Women who are fighting for a better life for everyone. Women in Thailand, especially mothers, have been pushed further into poverty from…

Thailand: Open letter on Concern regarding seven migrant workers arrested at Ministry of Labour

By Global Women's Strike | 4th November 2021

Joint Open Letter 1/11/2021 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-chaRoyal Thai GovernmentGovernment House1 Phitsanulok RoadDusit, BangkokThailand c.c. 1.           Minister of Labour 2.          Minister of Interior 3.         National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) 4.         The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants 5.           UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders 5.     …

Thailand: SPFT wins landmark verdict against the assassination attempt of one of its members

By Global Women's Strike | 27th August 2021

The Global Women’s Strike (GWS) and Women of Colour GWS welcome the guilty verdict against Somphon Chimrueng for the attempted assassination of Mr. Dam On-muang, a land rights defender from the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT).  This federation of collective farming communities has fought long and hard for justice and for an end to…