Metrics details. Young Thai women are growing up amidst conflicting influences of globalization and traditional Thai culture. They experience confusion about which aspects of their sexuality they can express and must hide. Semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were conducted among to year-old female students attending secondary and vocational schools in six regions of Thailand.
The issue is the latest on which discussion has become more vocal as an anti-government protest movement seeking reform of the monarchy also emboldens people in a society where conservatism has often constrained criticism of the powerful. But she grabbed attention at the weekend when she dressed in a high-school uniform at a protest in Bangkok, put black tape over her mouth and held up a placard that read: "I have been sexually abused by teachers. School is not a safe place. Detractors criticised her for not being a real high-school student and she was bombarded with abusive messages. Some shared screengrabs of her Instagram account showing recent pictures in which she modelled revealing outfits. While she has faced thousands of negative comments on social media, her supporters have argued that the message should not get lost in the questions over whether she chose the right form of protest. When asked for comment on the allegations of harassment, an official at the education ministry noted that this year, it had established a Student Protection Centre to tackle sexual harassment and set up a committee to investigate reports of it.
Thai woman alleges sex abuse in school then faces storm of criticism
Education in Thailand is provided mainly by the Thai government through the Ministry of Education from pre-school to senior high school. A free basic education of fifteen years is guaranteed by the constitution. Education in Thailand mandates nine years of "basic education" six years of elementary school and three years of lower secondary school.
By Petra Mahira , Matthew Tostevin. The issue is the latest on which discussion has become more vocal as an anti-government protest movement seeking reform of the monarchy also emboldens people in a society where conservatism has often constrained criticism of the powerful. Nalinrat, now a university student, had made allegations on social media of being sexually harassed at school several years ago. School is not a safe place. Detractors criticised her for not being a real high-school student and she was bombarded with abusive messages.