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Politics

Thailand needs urgent debate on female equality

Women have made huge strides forward, but much remains to be done

| Thailand
Bangkok Bank employees pose at a promotional event in the Thai capital. Over 70% of the bank's new recruits last year were women. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

Thailand has undergone a dramatic social, cultural, economic and political transformation during the past half century. In particular, educated Thai women have reconfigured traditional conceptions of their private and public roles -- to the point where Thailand now has among the highest proportions of female executives in the world, according to surveys and research by consultants including Grant Thornton and Oliver Wyman.

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