New report

ILO to release report on workplace discrimination against LGBT in Thailand

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will release a report on workplace discrimination against lesbians, gays, transgendered people and bisexuals (LGBT) in Thailand.

Media advisory | Bangkok, Thailand | 30 May 2014
This is the first time that the ILO has conducted a study on LGBT issues in the workplace in Asia and the Pacific. Based on one year of extensive research, the report,“Promoting Rights, Diversity and Equality in the World of Work” (or PRIDE) maps patterns of discrimination faced by LGBT people in the workplace and investigates challenges and good practices in combatting discrimination and promoting equality in employment and occupation.

The ground-breaking work will be used to guide future efforts to shape national policy and workplace policies to better protect the working rights of LGBT individuals.
A one-day meeting will be held to present the findings of report and discuss legislative and policy measures that government, workers’ and employers’ organizations can use to address discrimination and promote rights, diversity and equality for workers of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in employment and occupation in Thailand.

Leading experts from the ILO and UNAIDS, representatives from LGBT organizations and civil society in Thailand are expected to attend the meeting, which will be held at Pinklao Hall, SD Avenue Hotel, Borommaratchachonnani Road, Bangkok on 4 June.

For further information and to arrange interviews please contact:

Mr Richard Howard
Senior Specialist on HIV and AIDS
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Tel.: +662 288 1765

Ms Kwantawan Hongladarom
Communication Assistant
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 
Tel.: +662 288 2202