HeForShe University Tour: Bringing Gender Equality to Your Campus!

[Media Advisory] Media representatives are invited to attend the HeForShe University Tour: Bringing Gender Equality To Your Campus! event on 9 September at Chulalongkorn University.

Date: Monday, September 9, 2019

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The HeForShe University Tour aims to bring awareness regarding gender inequality and its impacts to university campuses across Bangkok. The Tour provides a forum for critical discussion, opportunities to listen and learn from guest speakers and students, and a chance for students to brainstorm actions and initiatives they can implement to end gender inequality in their communities. The HeForShe University Tour seeks to engage youth from all genders to actively participate in the fight for gender equality.

The HeForShe University Tour will feature E. Quality Talks, where various activists and survivors of violence will deliver their powerful and personal stories with a focus on activism and the ways each individual can work to end gender inequality and violence against women and girls. The HeForShe University Tour will also feature a panel discussion with students, gender equality experts, and university officials to engage in dialogue. The tour will wrap up with an Ideathon workshop where students can brainstorm, share, and initiate future activist efforts geared toward ending gender inequality and violence against women and girls.

The HeForShe University tour will feature the #DontTellMeHowToDress exhibition. The exhibition will be put on by Cindy Bishop; model, TV host, actress, and activist, and helps to deliver a strong message by displayed the clothes that survivors of violence wore when they were assaulted.

When:

9 September 2019 | 13:00-17:00

Where:

Room 105, Ground Floor, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University

Who:

(In the order or appearance)

Remarks:

  • Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director of UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Dr. Ratchada Jayagupta, Representative of Thailand to the ACWC for Women's Rights ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, senior researcher and lecturer at the Asian Research Center for Migration, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr. Pirongrong Ramasoota, Vice President for Social Outreach and Global Engagement, Chulalongkorn University

E.Quality Talks:
Survivors of violence and activist share their stories

  • Watcharapon “Sia” Kukaewkasem, Ending violence against women activist from the Akha community
  • Emma Thomas, Muay Thai boxer and activist
  • Jomtian Jansomrag, writer and social activist
  • Busayapa “Best” Srisompong, pro-bono lawyer and founder of SHero, #ItHappenedToMeToo
  • Thararat Panya, activist against violence on campus

Panel discussion:
What can each of us do to create a gender-equal university campuses/environment?

  • Dr. Pirongrong Ramasoota, Vice President for Social Outreach and Global Engagement, Chulalongkorn University
  • Cindy Bishop, model, actress, activist, founder of #DontTellMeHowToDress
  • Sirin Mungcharoen, Vice President of Students’ Council, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr. Wasana Wongsurawat, Deputy Director, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University

Media Accreditation:

For media enquiries, please contact:

  • Montira Narkvichien
    Regional Communications Specialist
    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Email: montira.narkvichien@unwomen.org
  • Aijamal Duishebaeva,
    Advocacy and Campaign Coordinator
    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Email: aijamal.duishebaeva@unwomen.org

Important note:

The HeforShe University Tour will visit other universities with the same lineup of activities:

  1. Thammasat University:
    10 September 2019 | 10:00-12:00
  2. Webster University:
    11 September 2019 | 13:30-16:00
  3. Mahidol University:
    13 September 2019 | 10:00-12:00

Media and others who wish to attend this event can RSVP via Montira Narkvichien/UN Women, contact information provided above.