Hundreds of women and children are abused each year in Thailand – and that’s just the ones who report it. Photo: Shutterstock

Severed penis, murdered ex-wife: what’s behind Thailand’s rise in domestic violence?

  • Hundreds of women and children report abuse each year, according to official figures, but these are only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ rights groups say
  • Social stigma and police inaction keeps many sufferers silent, with a 2007 law aimed at curbing domestic abuse achieving zero convictions so far
Topic |   Thailand
Hundreds of women and children are abused each year in Thailand – and that’s just the ones who report it. Photo: Shutterstock
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