The average length of time as a refugee is now 17 years and the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border are an example of protracted refugee crisis and the challenges refugees face.
As the world marks International Literacy Day, Thailand faces a reading crisis with nearly a third of 15-year-olds are “functionally illiterate”.
It was extremely difficult for Meah to see her mother and little baby sister walk away. Read more about our response for child refugees.
The 7% Project presents the "Bowtie Shorts Helmet", Kosong Kasan Gannok at Children's Discovery Museum in Chatuchak, Bangkok.
SITUATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DIVERSE SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, EXPRESSION, AND SEX CHARACTERISTICS (SOGIESC) IN THAILAND During the 2nd cycle in 2016, Thailand received one recommendation on SOGIESC from Mexico to eradicate violence against women regardless of sexual identity. Although no specific recommendation on children and youth with diverse SOGIESC, continued efforts and progress have been made. This includes drafts of gender recognition laws, draft marriage equality bill, establishment of sexual harassment support center for students, and more universities allow students to dress according to their gender identity. At a national level, the Gender Equality Act (2015) prohibits gender-based discrimination; however, no child has filed any complaint through this mechanism due to the lack of information, awareness and child-friendly access, consisting of eight leading child rights and LGBTIQ+ organizations, led five consultations with 84 children and youth, spanning the ages of 12 to 23, to gather their reflections on their respective situations and recommendations concerning their rights.