Legislation for Women’s Rights: A Study of Victims of Domestic Violence Protection Act B.E.2550

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Tana Wiboonpanuvej

Abstract

     The three main purposes of this article were: 1) to study the violence against women, which has been one of the primary issues depriving women of their rights; 2) to understand the lawmaking process and how it has been implemented, leading to; 3) to analyze and point out the problems and obstacles in the implementation of the Victims of Domestic Violence Protection Act B.E. 2550 as a cross-sectional. The researcher uses the qualitative research and gather the information from the key informant interview and documentary research. The result from the interview and the study of the paper related to“The Victims of Domestic Violence Protection Act B.E. 2550” were divided into three parts: the law itself and the law making process, the law implementation and the suggestions from the NGOs. According to the results from the law itself and the law making process, the terminology has been unclear. Neither any written support was carried out after the law come into force, nor official assessment was conducted in attempt to amend the problem occurring during the law implementation. Consequently, government officials had difficulty working under the law due to the own conflict with the criminal code. Besides no valid procedures for multidisciplinary team were established for each agency to follow. Lastly, the job rotation of the bureaucracy system disrupted the continuity of working and prevented the officials from their advanced competency development. Regarding the Suggestions from NGOs, the people's mindset on violence against women should change and the knowledge on such issue should be shared among the people, government sectors and NGOs. Finally, the heart of the law effectiveness was the teamwork from every related department.


Keywords: Women’s Rights, Victims of Domestic Violence, Violence Protection, Legislative Process, Violence Protection Act

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WIBOONPANUVEJ, Tana. Legislation for Women’s Rights: A Study of Victims of Domestic Violence Protection Act B.E.2550. Journal of Community Development Research (Humanities and Social Sciences), [S.l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. 112-124, nov. 2019. ISSN 2539-5521. Available at: <http://www.journal.nu.ac.th/JCDR/article/view/Vol-12-No-4-2019-112-124>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14456/jcdr-hs.2019.39.