Global Womens Strike in Thailand 

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.

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Recent News from GWS Thailand

For US: Updated urgent action alert for climate justice activist under death threat in Thailand

By Global Women's Strike | 2nd October 2020

Save the life of Mr. LERTSAK KHAMKONGSAK, environmental and human rights activist! Defend the Kahao Yai Pha Dai Community Forest Conservation Group!(in Dong Mafai Sub District, Nongbua Lamphu Province, North East Thailand). Email now (see below) to show how much international support there is for their safety and livelihoods. Mr. Lertsak Khamkongsak continues to face…

Updated urgent action alert for climate justice activist under death threat in Thailand

By Global Women's Strike | 30th September 2020

Save the life of Mr. Lertsak Kumkongsak, environmental and human rights activist! Defend the Kahao Yai Pha Dai Community Forest Conservation Group!(in Dong Mafai Sub District, Nongbua Lamphu Province, North East Thailand). Email now (see below) to show how much international support there is for their safety and livelihoods. Mr. Lertsak Kumkongsak continues to face…

Urgent action alert for climate justice activist under death threat in Thailand

By Global Women's Strike | 23rd September 2020

SEE UPDATED ACTION ALERT HERE. Dear Friends, See below an urgent action alert from our colleagues in Thailand. Environmental and human rights activist Mr. Lertsak Khamkongsak, faces repeated death threats and we are very worried for his safety. Please call on the UN agencies to publicly demand action to protect the life of Mr. Lertsak…

Statement: Thailand – We Walk: freedom of assembly wins, and the courts affirm their rights!

By Global Women's Strike | 17th February 2018

Freedom of Assembly Wins, and the Courts affirmed their rights –’We Walk…Friendship/Solidarity’ The people of Thailand inspire us into action to struggle and further promote our rightsand freedoms…People themselves need to act – time for dependency on politicians and political parties must end…   The ‘We Walk…Friendship/Solidarity’ of the ordinary people of Thailand has concluded today(17/2/2018).…

Media statement – Thailand must respect and promote human rights, end harassment and suppression of rights of “We Walk…Solidarity/Friendship” participants and supporters.

By Global Women's Strike | 30th January 2018

Dear Editor, Please find enclosed a Joint Media Statement by 52organisations, trade unions and groups, and also two individuals, from many countries including UK, US, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Myanmar and Bangladesh entitled, THAILAND MUST RESPECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND END HARASSMENT AND SUPPRESSION OF RIGHTS OF “WE WALK…SOLIDARITY/FRIENDSHIP” PARTICIPANTS AND SUPPORTERS. Revoke summons…

Statement: Urgent, endorse statement supporting We Walk..Solidarity in Thailand

By Global Women's Strike | 27th January 2018

Dear Friends, We urgently ask your organisation/ group/ trade union to endorse this statement (below) supporting We Walk…Solidarity in Thailand and demanding that all charges against the peaceful walkers be immediately dropped. On 20/1/2018, 3 teams of 4 people, mostly women, began to separately walk from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, some 450 kilometres, a journey…

Action: URGENT support needed to DROP CHARGES against EIGHT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS in Thailand

By Global Women's Strike | 23rd January 2018

Dear friends, URGENT support needed to DROP CHARGES against EIGHT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS in Thailand Protection International in Thailand is appealing for our immediate action to support eight human rights defenders (HRD), two women and six men, who are being charged with breaching Article 12 which forbids “political gatherings of five or more persons”. The eight…

ACTION ALERT Thailand: defend We Walk Solidarity from repression

By Global Women's Strike | 21st January 2018

ACTION ALERT Thailand: defend We Walk Solidarity from repression Hundreds of people have started a 28-day walk from Bangkok to KhonKaen along the Friendship Road (Mitrparb) demanding the return of civil rights and public participation which were taken away three years ago by the military junta. Their peaceful march is facing repression. Act now to…

PRESS RELEASE: Thailand: call to defend We Walk Solidarity marchers from repression

By Global Women's Strike | 21st January 2018

PRESS RELEASE:Thailand: call to defend We Walk Solidarity marchers from repression Hundreds of people have started a 28-day walk from Bangkok to KhonKaen along the Friendship Road (Mitrparb) demanding the return of civil rights and public participation which were taken away three years ago by the military junta. Their peaceful march is facing repression and…