HRDs being interviewed by journalists


Combatting SLAPP Attacks in Thailand: How Protection International is making a difference

After four years of relentless advocacy and legal battles, a significant milestone has been reached in SLAPP Attacks in Thailand. Three cases of defamation and SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) were declared insubstantial, setting a precedent for future cases. This landmark decision marks a turning point in the […]

Celebrating Thai LGBTQI+ Community: Embracing Diversity, Building a Just, Equal, and Fair Society

Reflecting on Bangkok and Chiang Mai Pride 2023 In a striking and invigorating proclamation, the LGBTQI+ community of Chiang Mai, Bangkok and throughout Thailand asserts the ownership of its dreams. These dreams encompass acceptance, equality and justice, resonating deeply within their hearts and igniting a passionate pursuit of change. They acknowledge the scars inflicted upon […]

Protection International’s statement following the general elections in Thailand on May 14th

Brussels, May 18, 2023 Protection International celebrates the results of the general elections in Thailand, which exceeded expectations and represent an important victory for the large, brave, and creative movement for democracy formed by women, activists, youth, human rights defenders, and thousands of Thai people. These defenders and activists have been mobilizing massively to replace […]

Statement ahead of the Thai general election of 14 May 2023

12 May 2023 Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organisation that supports human rights defenders (HRDs) in developing their security and protection management strategies. Our ethos is centred around HRDs and people’s right to defend human rights. Since the military seized power in a coup in 2014, the human rights situation in Thailand has […]

Women Human Rights Defenders in Thailand Advocate for Care Income Amendment

On 29 November at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), the Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand organized an event to mark the 2022 International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day with the presence of representatives from various networks. It was a space for discussion about the importance and value of work contributed […]

Thai Civil Case on Disinformation and Smear Campaigns Against WHRDs Rescheduled

On 10 and 11 May 2022, the Bangkok Civil Court held the first hearing for the case that human rights defenders Angkhana Neelapaijit and Anchana Heemina filed against Thailand’s Office of the Prime Minister and the Royal Army. During the witness examination, Neelapaijit and several other witnesses gave evidence to prove that government officials have […]

PI Signs Joint Letter to US President on Thailand’s Abusive Draft Law on Not-For-Profit Organisations

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House Washington, DC Re: Thailand’s abusive draft law on not-for-profit organizations Dear President Biden, We, the undersigned non-profit organizations, are writing to express our serious concerns regarding Thailand’s Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, which the Thai Cabinet approved in principle on January 4, 2022. Passage […]

IWD2022: Interview with Pranom Somwong

Pranom Somwong, is Protection International’s country representative in Thailand.

International Women’s Day Interview with Pranom Somwong In November 2021, we asked some of the women human rights defenders working for Protection International (PI) about their experiences, passions and visions for a better future. Now, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March) and to celebrate the extraordinary work of women we translated our interviews with […]

Attempted Murder Conviction of High-Profile HRD Case is Shockingly Overturned

Impunity Reigns as the Overall Security of Land Rights Defenders in Thailand is Further Undermined The Wiang Sra Provincial Court of Surat Thani in Thailand just issued its verdict from the Region 8 Court of Appeals, acquitting the suspect in the attempted murder case against Mr Dam On-muang, land rights defender and member of The […]