LGBT groups have long been active in cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. But in Isaan, members of LGBT community are forming the region’s first-ever network, aiming to fight for equal rights, challenge stereotypes, and create understanding of LGBT issues.
When female molam performers face sexual harassment, they often feel they have no recourse. “It doesn’t matter how angry we are, we still have to smile at them.”
The Isaan RecordMarch 31, 2020
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is urging governments in Southeast Asia to ensure that human rights are at the forefront of their responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Isaan RecordMarch 24, 2020
After more than 40 years of suffering, grief and protest, Khok Yao’s land dispute might finally be resolved as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a new review of land conflicts across the country.
The Isaan RecordFebruary 16, 2020
“Isaan people have become more rights-conscious, which means they won’t submit to anyone easily. No one can mess with them anymore because they won’t allow it,” says former human rights commissioner Sunee Chaiyarot in this interview on human rights in Isaan.
The Isaan RecordJanuary 18, 2020
Staffan Herrström, Sweden’s ambassador to Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar, talks about the Swedish perspective on human rights before a crowd of students, activists, academics and local community members attending the 10th Isaan Human Rights Festival at Ubon Ratchathani University.
The Isaan RecordDecember 26, 2019
Over 300 people gathered at Ubon Ratchathani University on Monday to discuss the state of human rights in the Northeast and the country. The 10th Annual Isaan Human Rights Festival gathered communities from across the region, activists, scholars, students, and foreign diplomats.
The Isaan RecordDecember 19, 2019
After the eviction deadline for Baw Kaew was extended in a surprise decision on Monday, villagers and their supporters celebrated their tentative victory. But the community’s decade-long battle for their right to land is set to escalate again when the extension expires in late September.
The Isaan RecordAugust 30, 2019
As the deadline for the eviction of Baw Kaew village draws closer, community members are calling on political parties for help. Last Saturday, Future Future Party politicians to discuss solutions to resolve the decade-long land dispute.