Thailand’s first transgender parliamentarian Tanwarin Sukkhapisit talks about the road to gender equality as the country might become Southeast Asia’s first country to legalize same-sex marriage after Taiwan became Asia’s first this month.
Thailand could become Southeast Asia’s first country to afford legal status and protection to same-sex couples. But it remains unclear if the next government will pass the proposed civil union law. Meanwhile, the LGBT+ community is split over the new legislation.
The Isaan Record20/05/2019
The push for industrial farming, biomass power plants, and the extraction of minerals, gas and oil in the Northeast may carry a high price tag for the environment and local communities, warned speakers at a public forum in Ubon Ratchathani this month.
The Isaan Record31/10/2018
The announcement to shut down Khon Kaen City’s oldest bus terminal ends a six-year-long clash of interests between locals and city officials.
The Isaan Record23/12/2017
As mining companies are rushing to dig up one of the world’s largest potash deposits, local opposition is growing in the Northeast
The Isaan Record14/11/2017
As a new mining law comes into force this month, civil society groups worry that it will cutback people’s participation and expedite mining projects.
The Isaan Record09/08/2017
An open letter by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Migrant Working Group (MWG) on the government’s draft Act on Trafficking in Persons Procedure Code.