Country / Region profile of: Thailand

While Thailand has not been involved in any recent international conflicts, it suffers from violence and conflict in the south due to the revivial of a Malay Muslim separatist insurgency in 2004. The conflict is little known, but has claimed more than 3,000 lives and has had painful consequences on the lives of women. Thailand is ranked 75 out of 142 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2014. Thailand acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1985.  Thailand signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 25 November 2015. In 2017, Thailand spent $6.33 bln on military spending. Violence against women continues to be a significant problem. While women have the same legal rights as men, they remain subject to economic discrimination in practice, and are vulnerable to abuse, rape, and sex trafficking. Women in Thailand, especially in the south, work hard to organize and advocate for conflict resolution, peacebuilding, women's rights, freedom and equality.

“I will repeat again that females are the symbols of nonviolence." - Yingluck Shiniwatra


$ 6,334,000,000
Military expenditure
Thailand spends USD$6,334,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Resettling refugees
This amount could support the development of psychological counselling services for many thousands of women from Burma in refugee camps
NAP 1325
Thailand does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments