Country Thailand
Year 2008
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Office of Women's Affairs and Family Development conducts an annual nation-wide survey on against women entitled ‘The Report on the Situation of Violence Against Women in Thailand'. Data are contributed by the One Stop Crisis Centres all over the country, and by partner organizations including the hotline services, emergency homes and non-governmental organisations working on violence against women. The forms of violence covered are physical, mental and sexual violence. Data is disaggregated by the sex and age of the victim, the form of violence, and the type of perpetrator (e.g. husbands, parents, intimates, cousins, others). Data collection is undertaken on an ongoing basis and data contributors are requested to enter data on-line through the website upon receiving cases of violence, or to submit a monthly report.

The Ministry of Public Health, through the One Stop Crisis Centres (OSCCs) located in most hospitals all over the country, began collecting data on cases of violence against women i.e. regarding the forms of injuries and treatments, the average number of cases per day, and the relationship between victims and perpetrators, in 2003. The data collection contributes to the Office of Women's Affairs and Family Development's survey on violence against women.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Thailand to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2009