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Thailand introduces toolkit to guide organisations on creating LGBTQ+ inclusive environments

Thailand introduces toolkit to guide organisations on creating LGBTQ+ inclusive environments

The guide covers essential aspects of workplace inclusivity, such as creating business cases for LGBTQ+ inclusion, developing fair HR policies, and implementing training programmes for awareness and behavioUral change.

Thailand has introduced a toolkit designed to support LGBTQ+ inclusivity within businesses, marking a major step towards workplace equality. This new initiative hopes to provide practical guidance to organisations on creating inclusive environments that support diversity, believed to be a driver of economic growth and social equity.

This announcement follows the nation's enactment of the same-sex marriage law, it was shared by the Public Relations Department last week.  The toolkit is a result of the collaborative effort between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Embassy of Canada in Thailand, the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, and Workplace Pride.

The toolkit is specifically adapted to the Thai context, serving as a step towards building an equitable society. The guide covers essential aspects of workplace inclusivity, such as creating business cases for LGBTQ+ inclusion, developing fair human resources policies, implementing training programmes for awareness and behavioural change, and providing self-assessment guidelines for companies.

According to the update, toolkit further aligns with ongoing governmental efforts to mitigate disparities and stigmatisation faced by the LGBTQ+ community, especially in the workplace. With 50% of employment in Thailand within the private sector, the toolkit is expected to have a considerable impact on promoting equal treatment and opportunities nationally.


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