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June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 58% of 1,864 GMAT examinees were female (2).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee remains concerned that rural women, including indigenous women and women from ethnic and religious minority groups, continue to be disproportionately affected by poverty and limited economic opportunities, which increase their vulnerability to trafficking and exploitation. It also expresses concern that rural women: (a) Continue to lack access to basic social services, such as education and health care, including sexual and reproductive health care, as well as access to justice; (b) Are not represented in decision-making bodies and structures at the national and local levels and are excluded from policymaking processes on issues that affect them; (c) Face restrictions to their right to land and natural resources, owing to...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that a large number of women and girls are subjected to exploitation through prostitution in the State party and that women in prostitution are criminalized under the Suppression and Prevention of Prostitution Act of 1996, whereas those who exploit women in prostitution are rarely prosecuted. It also notes with concern that women working in the entertainment sector are presumed to be guilty of prostitution under the Act, arrested and subjected to humiliating treatment following violent police raids and targeted in entrapment operations by police officers. The Committee is further concerned at reports of official complicity in the exploitation of women in prostitution, includ ing largescale extortion...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved, since the consideration in 2006 of the fifth periodic report of the State party (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5), in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: … Criminal Code Amendment Acts, in 2007, inter alia, to criminalize marital rape and broaden the definition of rape and sexual assault and, in 2015, to provide for the prosecution and punishment for rape of a minor, even if a court grants permission for the perpetrator to marry the victim" (1-2). "It also notes that section 277 of the Criminal Code has been revised to ensure that perpetrators of rape of a child under 15 years of age...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"[The committee] remains concerned aboutt: ...The persistence of discrimination on the basis of gender in the workplace, including with regard to recruitment, promotion and retirement age, which, in many factories, is reportedly set at 55 years of age for women compared with 60 years of age for men" (11).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The low representation of women in legislative bodies, ministerial posts and local government, as well as in the judiciary, the police force, the diplomatic service and academic institutions, in particular at decision-making levels" (9).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee...expresses concern that the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development has been tasked with additional operational duties, thus further reducing its capacity to function effectively as the national machinery for the advancement of women. It is also concerned with regard to the lack of clarity regarding the mandate and responsibilities of the Department in the light of the new committees established under the Gender Equality Act, such as the Gender Equality Promotion Committee" (4).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"[The committee] remains concerned about: ...The high concentration of women in the informal employment sector, including as domestic workers, who continue to be excluded from labour and social security protections, such as minimum wage protection, overtime compensation and maternity leave" (11).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The exclusion of women from meaningful participation in the peace process, and the slow progress in adopting the national action plan on women and peace and security in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)" (7).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee notes that, in section 90 (3) of the Constitution, it is stipulated that due regard should be given to gender equality in the process of preparing the list of candidates by political parties and that an organic bill on political party is currently being prepared to provide further guidance. It remains concerned, however, that no temporary special measures have been adopted to date to increase the representation of women in political and public life" (9).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, it remains concerned about...reports of women with disabilities being subjected to forced sterilization and abortion" (12).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"It also expresses concern at the persistence of harmful practices based on discriminatory social attitudes, in particular in rural and remote areas, such as female genital mutilation among Muslim communities in the southern border provinces and bride kidnapping" (5).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved, since the consideration in 2006 of the fifth periodic report of the State party (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5), in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: … Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence Act, in 2007" (1-2).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The existence of gender bias in the school curriculum and textbooks, reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes" (10).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, it remains concerned about reports of high rates of maternal mortality in the southern border provinces and among ethnic minority groups" (12).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved, since the consideration in 2006 of the fifth periodic report of the State party (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5), in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: ...to provide for the prosecution and punishment for rape of a minor, even if a court grants permission for the perpetrator to marry the victim" (1-2). "However, it remains concerned that, under section 277 (5) of the Criminal Code, the court may use its discretion to reduce the sentence of the offender and that girls as young as 13 years of age who are sexually abused can still be legally married to the perpetrator" (14).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned that a large number of women and girls are subjected to exploitation through prostitution in the State party and that women in prostitution are criminalized under the Suppression and Prevention of Prostitution Act of 1996, whereas those who exploit women in prostitution are rarely prosecuted" (8).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

""[The Committee] remains concerned about the following: … The inadequate provision of essential services and support to victims of gender-based violence, especially victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation or labour exploitation, and victims of domestic violence" (6). "The Committee is particularly concerned about the following: (a) The limited progress in addressing the root causes of trafficking within the State party, including poverty, lack of economic opportunities and statelessness, in particular in rural and remote areas; (b) The lack of effective identification of victims of trafficking in practice, the adoption of new guidelines notwithstanding; (c) The prevalence of corruption and official complicity in trafficking cases, which continue to impede efforts to...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved, since the consideration in 2006 of the fifth periodic report of the State party (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5), in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: … Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, in 2008, and revisions thereof, in 2015 and 2017" (1-2).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned about the persistence of multiple barriers impeding women and girls from obtaining access to justice and effective remedies for violations of their rights, in particular for rural women, indigenous women, women belonging to ethnic and religious minority groups, and women with disabilities. Such barriers include: (a) Social and cultural stigma, which deter women and girls from registering their complaints, in particular with regard to sexual and gender-based violence; (b) Limited legal literacy and access to information on remedies that are available; (c) Lack of gender sensitivity in the justice system, including negative attitudes of law enforcement officials towards women denouncing violations of their rights, leading to...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, it remains deeply concerned that the State party remains a source, destination and transit country for trafficking in persons, in particular women and girls, for purposes of sexual exploitation and labour exploitation" (7).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Lack of gender sensitivity in the justice system, including negative attitudes of law enforcement officials towards women denouncing violations of their rights, leading to frequent failures to register and investigate complaints" (3). " It also notes with concern that women working in the entertainment sector are presumed to be guilty of prostitution under the Act, arrested and subjected to humiliating treatment following violent police raids and targeted in entrapment operations by police officers. The Committee is further concerned at reports of official complicity in the exploitation of women in prostitution, including largescale extortion by corrupt police officers" (8). "The Committee expresses concern that the State party has one of the...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern regarding the persistence of strong stereotypical attitudes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5, para. 25), which undermine women’s social status and constitute a root cause of the disadvantaged position of women in many areas, including in the labour market and in political and public life" (5).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned that among ethnic minority and indigenous communities, men are reportedly given priority to register for nationality, leaving a disproportionate number of ethnic minority and indigenous women without nationality and with restricted freedom of movement and limited access to education, employment, health care and social protection" (10).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to reduce poverty through access to loans and credit, such as the establishment of the Women’s Empowerment Fund in 2012. However, it is concerned at reports of mismanagement of the Fund and of the low number of women who have benefited from it" (12).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"It also welcomes the adoption of the Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem Act, which aims at reducing the high rates of teenage pregnancy and of girls who drop out of school as a consequence" (10).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that, under the revised Constitution, which came into effect in April 2017, discrimination on various grounds, including sex, is prohibited and the principle of equality between men and women is guaranteed" (2). "However, the Committee expresses concern with regard to the following: (a) Under section 17 (2) of the Gender Equality Act, exceptions are allowed with regard to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of gender, namely on grounds of religious principles and national security; (b) The prohibition of discrimination on the basis of gender in the Constitution and the Gender Equality Act does not apply in the southern border provinces, where special emergency laws continue...more
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence and sexual violence" (6). The report does not give a specific statistic, but indicates that rates are high (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee...expresses concern that the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development has been tasked with additional operational duties..." (4). "The Committee remains concerned at the absence of a centralized data-collection system and at the deficiencies in compiling, analysing and processing reliable statistical data on the situation of women in all areas covered by the Convention" (14).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The exclusion of women from meaningful participation in the peace process, and the slow progress in adopting the national action plan on women and peace and security in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)" (7). "The Committee regrets the absence of women in the National Council for Peace and Order, which has been governing the State party following the coup d’état of May 2014. The Committee is further concerned about the following: (a) The low representation of women in legislative bodies, ministerial posts and local government, as well as in the judiciary, the police force, the diplomatic service and academic institutions, in particular at decision-making levels..." (9).more