Disability in Thailand

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from Thailand. There are a total of 7 links.


Black Lives Matter and Racial justice

Pushing for rights: Senah Deesa-eh at the UN

“Malay Muslims with disabilities face the compounded effects of being from an ethno-religious and linguistic minority and face wide-ranging violations of rights from health to political participation. Malay Muslim women with disabilities are made particularly vulnerable, owing to multiple and intersecting discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, language, religion, and disability” (2023, Minority Rights Group International)

Economics and Social Protection

Social Protection

Disabled man pedals his tricycle over 400km to restore his monthly disability allowance of 800 baht [22 USD]. (Feb, Bangkok Post)

Independent Living and Deinstitutionalization

Towards Dignity and Autonomy a report on personal assistance policies across nine countries. (Mar, ENIL and ILO)

Have Thailand’s Personal Assistance Services for Persons with Disabilities Evolved?

“Personal Assistant services introduced by the Thai Independent Living movement were incorporated into the law, but implementation was largely managed and delivered by government offices responsible for charitable modes of care, with an emphasis on volunteering.” (Jan, DCIDJ)

Policy and Rights

Assessing disability rights in four Asian countries: The perspectives of disabled people on physical, attitudinal and cultural barriers. (Jan, Political Geography)

Politics and Elections

Election commission provides Braille campaign guide for visually impaired voters (2023, Thaiger)

Thai royalists “outraged” over Lazada campaign “mocking disabled people” (2022, Thaiger)