Thailand’s LGBTQ+ community is pushing for the legal protection of gender equality but still faces many obstacles, especially the prejudice of government agencies. Advocating for a law against gender discrimination appears to be a long, uphill task. Guest contributor Chawinroj Terapachalaphon weighs in.
“I believe our Isaan people in the future will definitely be able to accept, love, and be unprejudiced toward LGBTIQ+, and support them for a better life.”Kaona Saowakun co-founder of TEAK – Trans Empowerment
The Isaan Record07/11/2020
The youth movement shaking Thailand now is remarkable for its ability to manifest itself seemingly everywhere and at the same time. Guest contributor Eli Elinoff explores what such a phenomenon means for democracy in Thailand.
The Isaan Record22/10/2020
It’s a cliche to say that a given country is at a “crossroad,” but in this case Thailand really is. Do the elders have the wisdom to hear what the younger is demanding and negotiate a very different kind of future for the country?
The Isaan Record20/10/2020
The use of violence against protesters has a direct effect on the media who’s reporting in the area where the demonstration was dispersed. So the Isaan Record condemns the use of violence and the arrest of a Prachatai reporter.
The Isaan Record17/10/2020
In this final part of our series on the mia farang phenomenon in Isaan, we capture some of the comments and feedback we received from Thai and foreign readers. Themes raised by our readers included attitudes towards Isaan women and men, and questions about equality, social mobility, racism and the position of Isaan within the Thai state.
The Isaan Record29/09/2020
Thailand’s female marriage migrants often shoulder a double burden as unpaid caregivers for their families and paid workers in the care sector of their destination countries. Academic Patcharin Lapanun takes a look at the complex links of transnational marriages, migration and global care work.
How to satisfy your craving for some fried rice-field frogs in the UK or feed your relatives in Thailand seasonal red ants eggs when you’re thousands of miles away? Through online communities, Thai women living abroad have found creative ways to still their hunger for a taste of home and take care for their families back in Thailand through food deliveries.
Anthropologist Sine Plambech argues against the common perception of Isaan migrant women as victims or “gold diggers”.