UN Women and Cindy Sirinya Bishop to launch a new exhibition on challenging misconceptions of sexual violence in Thailand



[Media Advisory]

WHAT: An exhibition “The Social Power Exhibition against Sexual Assault” with a panel discussion and an interview

WHEN: 13.00-14.30 hrs., Monday 25, June 2018

WHERE: Fashion Hall, Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand

The response to the outpouring of #MeToo around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence that the movement has revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little they were heard before. They poured through the floodgates, opening up conversations, naming names calling for justice and bolstering the frailty of individual statements with the robustness of a movement.Thailand’s answer to the #MeToo movement, the #DontTellMeHowToDress campaign, is an initiative led by Sirinya Cindy Bishop, local celebrities and activists to challenge social attitudes around sexual violence and the treatment of victims. The Social Power Exhibition against Sexual Assault, co-organized by UN Women and Cindy Bishop, will be a stage which brings sexual harassment and assault into a public discussion and invite people to question the acceptance of, and silence about sexual violence.


  • Welcome speeches by Ms Anna-Karin Jatfors, Regional Director a.i., UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Her Excellency Ms. Donica Pottie, Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR
  • Opening speech Mr Porametee Vimolsiri, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand
  • Panel Discussion


  • Cindy Sirinya Bishop, Celebrity, activist, and creator of #donttellmehowtodress campaign
  • Anna-Karin Jatfors, Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, a.i.
  • Associate Professor Apinya Wechayachai, Director, Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation
  • Nat Prakobsantisuk, Fashion photographer and activist
  • Interview with Thararat Panya, the survivor and social activist

Press package and agenda are available at the launch.

Media contact:

Montira Narkvichien
Regional Communications Specialist
UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: montira.narkvichien@unwomen.org | Mobile: +66 (0)81 668 8900

Younghwa Choi
Programme Coordinator, Ending Violence against Women
UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: younghwa.choi@unwomen.org | Tel: +66 2 288 2574


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