Thai land rights activist Waewrin Buangern, or Jo, working in the fields in Ban Haeng village. Photo: Lam Le

For Thailand’s female land rights defenders, activism is a dangerous and daunting necessity

  • The country’s 2014 forest reclamation policy was meant to target businesses, but smaller farmers have been disproportionately threatened with eviction
  • As more women join the fight, rights groups say more than 200 women have been subjected to judicial harassment, while two have been murdered
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Thai land rights activist Waewrin Buangern, or Jo, working in the fields in Ban Haeng village. Photo: Lam Le