Thai women's participation in political processes still low: UN Women Asia
January 25, 2014 00:00
The regional director of UN Women Asia and the Pacific Saturday said Thai women's participation in political processes and leadership remains at low level.
Roberta Clarke, the regional director and representative in Thailand, said the inequality was partly caused by discriminatory practices and political cultures that devalue women’s worth and impede their contributions
“Many women are reluctant to enter political life because they anticipate sexual harassment and gender-based abuse and disrespect,” she added in her speech.