The Gender and Development Studies Program at AIT is organizing the INTERSECTIONS on Tuesday 27th October 2020 from 16:00 – 18:00 (Bangkok, Thailand time UTC/GMT+0700) via both online and offline. For this time, the topic is “Women Home-based Workers in Thailand: Under Covid-19 pandemic and beyond“ In this talk, the speaker Read more…
“Learning Is A Journey” is a telling story from Ms.Chitralada Chaiya. She is a PhD (Candidate) at the Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP), Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT. In a telling story, she shared her experiences as an exchange student at LUT University, Finland to us.(more…)
“COVIDization”, Presented by DDS Student Miss Chitralada Chaiya at the 11th National Public Administration Conference
The epidemic of the COVID-19 has dramatically changed the world in every dimension. Consequently, it can be said that this is an era of “COVIDization”. This complete change of lifestyle has “disrupted” people into “New normal” especially in the public health service, which has been a direct responsibility since the beginning of the pandemic.(more…)
Topic: Coastal Tourism Governance And Impact On Local Community: The Case Of Cha Am, Gulf Of Thailand
Presenter: Ms. Sussaangana Unhasuta (Ph.D. candidate, UEM)
Moderator: Mr. Mazhar Ali (Ph.D. candidate, DPMM)
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrs
A national survey on experiences of discrimination and social attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand
There is a lack of comprehensive research on attitude toward LGBT people and challenges they face, making it difficult for advocates, development partners and policy makers to promote effective policies and make informed decisions. To address this the ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ UNDP program, which is aimed at advancing the well-being of LGBTI people and reducing inequality and marginalization on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, supported a study in collaboration with Love Frankie and AIT. This national study examined the experiences of and social attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It involved a survey with 2,210 participants from across the country, including 1,349 LGBT people and 861 non-LGBT people, and focus group discussions in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok and Pattani. The study found that there are overall favourable attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand and significant support for inclusive laws and policies, but also persistent experiences of stigma and discrimination, violence and exclusion.
Keywords LGBT, SOGIE, Gender Equality, Thailand(more…)
Cross-border women migrant workers’ housing rights: A comparative case study of Cambodia and Thailand
AIT did the Thailand part of the study and analyzed housing rights of migrants (Cambodian, Burmese, Lao) in Pathumthani, Thailand. The study found that women tend to pay higher rent for the reason for better security.
Keywords Migration, Thailand, Housing, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao, security(more…)
Labour migration and human trafficking: an analysis of laws, regulations and policies in Thailand and Cambodia
The study reviewed the laws and regulations related to human trafficking and migration in Thailand and Cambodia. It identified some limitations in laws itself, as well as in its implementation.
Keywords human trafficking, migration, Thailand, Cambodia, laws(more…)
Into the light: Female youths migrant workers in fishing industry and their access to decent work, education, and social protection
There are many young migrants from Cambodia to Thailand, who migrant alone or with their family members. The study explored the opportunity cost of such decision to migrate and the advantage that they might get by migrating. The study showed the struggle that young women migrants face to balance their own aspiration and their family responsibilities. There is an opportunity cost for youths to migrate and they need to forego their chances of higher education and network building back home.
Keywords migration, women, youths, fishing community, Cambodia, Thailand, education(more…)
The Head of Department, Kyoko Kusakabe, Professor was a discussant in the “Discussion of Thailand Migration Report 2019” at February 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
On 24 January 2019, the UN Thematic Working Group on Migration – comprised of 16 UN agencies and chaired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – launched the Thailand Migration Report 2019 at the UNESCO office in Bangkok. This report detailing the situation of migrants in Thailand is the latest in a series published on a regular basis by the Working Group since 2005.
This attention is warranted as Thailand is a key country of origin, transit and destination for migrants, displaced persons and asylum seekers, and a regional migration hub within South-East Asia. Since the report was last published in 2014, official data shows that migration to Thailand has intensified. The non-Thai population on in the country now stands at an estimated 4.9 million, a substantial increase from 3.7 million in 2014.
The report provides up-to-date information on migration trends and patterns in Thailand, as well as independent analysis of migration-related issues and policy developments. Each of the 11 chapters, written by a specific UN agency, delves into specific themes such as working conditions, access to services, migration and development, human trafficking and exploitation. It does not shy away from addressing sensitive issues, including the decriminalization of sex work and conditions of forced labor within key industries in Thailand.(more…)