Thai women were among the first women in Asia who were granted the right to vote in 1932. Nonetheless, they’re not represented very well in Thai politics and their importance to politics is still not established. Thus, their role in the socio-economic field hasn’t also been established.
There are cultural impediments, lower socio-economic status, as well as structural impediments and power-sharing with the opposite sex. Only in 1949 Orapin Chaiyakan became the first Thai woman to be elected to hold a post in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Related to entrepreneurship, Thai women population comprises about 47% of the country’s workforce, making the highest percentage of working women in the region of the Asia-Pacific.
Unfortunately, they have problems with hiring because of discrimination and gender inequality. Additionally, some Thai women become victims of spousal pr marital rape, prostitution, human trafficking and other forms of domestic abuse and sex crimes, as well.
They also marry at an early age than male Thailamders. 24% of Thai household have women identified as “heads of households”. The New York Times reported that after 2007, Thailand became known for “sex tourism” of male foreigners and that many marriage arrangements took place. Many Thai women accepted these marriage arrangements to get rid of their former life as prostitutes, abandonment by former partners and also to get rid of poverty. Nevertheless, not all Thai women and girls who entered in this type of marriage were prostitutes.