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    Survey shows 75% of Thai women experience domestic violence more than once

    75% of women in Thailand are experiencing more than one domestic violence incident and 52.2% of the victims respond in kind against the perpetrators, according to an opinion survey, conducted between October 17th and 23rd among 1,692 women aged 20 and over in Bangkok and its peripherals, commissioned by the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation.


    The same survey also shows that 31.4% of domestic violence is connected to the consumption of alcohol, said Jaree Srisawat, head of the alliance network promotion section of the foundation yesterday, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today (Thursday).


    She pointed out, however, that the most worrisome aspect of domestic violence in Thailand is that 87.4% of the abused women have never sought help from or consulted with relevant authorities, in an effort to keep the violent incidents confidential, because they have no idea where to find help or because they think no one can help them anyway.


    Jaree said that a publicity campaign should be launched to inform women of their rights and that there are agencies from which they can seek help, citing the foundation as an example which is ready to provide legal counselling and ways to begin a new life by calling hotline 1300 or phone 02-513-2889.


    She said that the Thai judicial system should not treat domestic violence as being normal in families, adding that reducing such violence is not all about compromise, but a change of the cultural mind-set of men being dominant in the home.


    To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation and the Wunderman Thompson Thailand are jointly hosting an exhibition and activities to highlight the problem of domestic violence in Thailand.


    Wunderman Thompson Thailand is presenting an online show called “Museum of First Time” [sic], showcasing real-life domestic violence to instill awareness of the problem in Thai society, with the hope that it will lead to a change in social values.


    Members of the public are invited to attend the exhibition, to exchange views and to provide moral support to each other via MUSEUM OF FIRST TIME : คุณยังจำครั้งแรกได้ไหม?


    ThaiHealth cited information from the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation which shows that, during the first half of last year, while COVID-19 infections were surging, alcohol consumption accounted for most of the cases of domestic violence and almost 100% of the victims were repeatedly assaulted. About 80% of the violence against women and children in families was attributable to alcohol, she added.


    One of the victims aged 32 years old said that, at the age of 17, she often had quarrels with her boyfriend, who is 10 years older, because both of them drink. They decided to get married anyway, but her husband drank more heavily and became more violent, until she could no longer take it and asked for a divorce. She changed her mind, however, after finding out that she was pregnant, hoping that having a child may change his behaviour. She was wrong. Finally, she left him.


    She also said that she subsequently found a new partner but, again, he drank and the quarrels started again. They broke up.


    She added that, now, she is living with a man who does not drink or smoke.



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    75% is a horrendously high statistic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    75% is a horrendously high statistic!
    Maths teacher then.

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    84% of his posts are just as controversial.

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    Be interesting to see the stats for women being forced into Prostitution and being abused through this.

    as reading in the Past 15% of workers report violence against them each week and the report stated the stats we're for 800,000 thousand workers in Thailand, though I reckon there is well over a million

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    I wouldn't be surprised.

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    75% of women in Thailand are experiencing more than one domestic violence incident and 52.2% of the victims respond in kind against the perpetrators
    Land of smiles, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Maths teacher then.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    84% of his posts are just as controversial.
    Whoosh.

    do you think the survey is a result of a skewed or biased sample or a poorly worded question because while I am anecdotally sure that domestic that the rates of domestic violence are high in Thailand 75% is ridiculous. WHO estimates it in 2018 as 1 in 3 globally.

    .Violence Against Women Prevalence Estimates
    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    while I am anecdotally sure that domestic that the rates of domestic violence are high in Thailand 75% is ridiculous. WHO estimates it in 2018 as 1 in 3 globally.
    You heard of that Covid 19 thing that's been going around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    You heard of that Covid 19 thing that's been going around?
    Yeah. And it’s a good arguement. I’d expect maybe 1/3 could go as high as 1/2 but not 3/4. Do you think 3/4 is accurate and reasonable even in a COVID environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    Do you think 3/4 is accurate and reasonable even in a COVID environment?
    It's certainly not reasonable but good on them if they are fudging the figures a little to raise awareness.

    But yeah, I do believe the percentages will be far far higher in Thailand with its average primeval Thai male versus civilised countries where the punishment and stigma that comes attached are far greater and where the police no longer turn a blind eye to domestic situations as they used to and no doubt where Thailand still does.


    They should follow India's lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    but good on them if they are fudging the figures a little to raise awareness.
    Thats an opinion I don’t share. Like an argument once accuracy is gone so is any credibility and this the entire argument.

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    My ex sister in law in Thailand RIP, was beaten to death by her husband.
    A friends wife's father lopped of a pregnant womens head with a machete for eating a mango from his garden. He's been in the temple ever since and loves it.
    The list goes on...
    Shalom

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    Nice community you stayed amongst

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    I was raised you never hit a women ever and there is no excuse to do so. But one does have to wonder how all these Thai Soap Operas impact the numbers. I do not watch them but I hear them on and off and all I hear is Thai women yelling and screaming at each other or men. I assume they must try and slap each other out of anger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Maths teacher then.
    That was your take-away . . . why is that not a surprise.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    do you think the survey is a result of a skewed or biased sample or a poorly worded question because while I am anecdotally sure that domestic that the rates of domestic violence are high in Thailand 75% is ridiculous. WHO estimates it in 2018 as 1 in 3 globally.
    Metrics used are not comparable, i'd suggest. 'Abuse' has different connotations in different countries . . . but a 'developing' nation like Thailand to have 75% is massive, if correct.

    And the 'developed' world? New Zealand consistently takes top spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    do you think the survey is a result of a skewed or biased sample or a poorly worded question because while I am anecdotally sure that domestic that the rates of domestic violence are high in Thailand 75% is ridiculous.
    Holy shit.

    What on earth was that?

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    do you think the survey is a result of a skewed or biased sample or a poorly worded question
    good point monkey boy, very good point indeed.




    statistics shmatistics.

    its all in the presentation.

    they always lie.

    simpsons paradox.

    Simpson’s paradox showcases the importance of skepticism and interpreting data with respect to the real world, and also the dangers of oversimplifying a more complex truth by trying to see the whole story from a single data-viewpoint.
    The paradox is relatively simple to state, and is often a cause of confusion and misinformation for non-statistically trained audiences:

    Simpson’s Paradox:
    A trend or result that is present when data is put into groups that reverses or disappears when the data is combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Holy shit.

    What on earth was that?


    A couple of extra words and a missing comma.

    Try

    Do you think the survey results from a skewed sample, biased sample or a poorly worded question because, while I am anecdotally sure that the rates of domestic violence are high in Thailand, 75% is ridiculous?


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    It’s still garbled, but your post is understandable now. Can you see why just posting ‘That’s a lot’ was just a statement of the obvious?

    Anyway, now you have an intelligible post.

    Thanks.

    To answer your question, I must say I have no more faith in WHO stats than in the stats at issue here. I don’t find 75% to be out of the question, but assume that must include relatively minor cases.

    Unfortunately what actions ‘make the cut’ is subjective. The report as cited in the OP does not make it clear where the line is drawn.

    Certainly many people would agree that Thai men and booze don’t seem to mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It’s still garbled, but your post is understandable now. Can you see why just posting ‘That’s a lot’ was just a statement of the obvious?

    Anyway, now you have an intelligible post.

    Thanks.

    To answer your question, I must say I have no more faith in WHO stats than in the stats at issue here. I don’t find 75% to be out of the question, but assume that must include relatively minor cases.

    Unfortunately what actions ‘make the cut’ is subjective.
    Thanks, teach.

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    With that and stuff like ‘whoosh’ are you surprised that you encounter people treating your garbled crap with disdain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    With that and stuff like ‘whoosh’ are you surprised that you encounter people treating your garbled crap with disdain?
    Was I supposed to be more grateful?

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    also add to the survey the poor defensless kids.

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