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Joint UN Programme to support collaboration and effective labour migration governance launched on eve of International Migrants Day

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Colombo, New Delhi and Bangkok – With the ultimate goal to ensure that labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States, three UN agencies today launched the Governance of Labour Migration in South and South East Asia (GOALS) regional labour migration programme , on the eve of International Migrants Day. GOALS is a three-year programme jointly implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour...

"Ending violence against women cannot be done by one sector alone"

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Interview with Sainatee Boonta, Operating Social Worker, One-Stop-Crisis Centre, Nakornping Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“It fulfils and motivates me when they say ‘Thank you’, when I see them empowered, knowing where to seek help.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Established under the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand, the 1300 Hotline, works on the frontline to respond to social issues, including violence against women, 24 hours a day.

Former Thai band ‘idol’ now speaks out against the industry’s dark side

Friday, November 20, 2020

Naruthai Tansukasem, 20, became a singer in the girls-led band, ‘Siamese Kittenz’, at age 12, with a passion for stage performance and dancing. After being in the group for six years, she quit because of the online harassment that’s all too common and often unaddressed in the entertainment industry.

We are Generation Equality: Champions for ending violence against women

Friday, November 20, 2020

For the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we are featuring some of the leaders and groundbreakers who added their voices to UN Women’s Generation Equality movement, and take action to fight violence against women and girls.

What happened after COVID-19 hit: Thailand

Friday, November 20, 2020

Naiyapak Chaipan works for the 1300 Hotline, managed by the Thai government’s Social Assistance Centre that assists women seeking to leave abusive and violent situations. Ms. Chaipan’s work has doubled as the COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions have left many women confined with their abusers at home.

From where I stand: “Buddhist and Muslim women are cooperating to support the peace process in Southern Thailand”

Friday, October 30, 2020

For 17 years Pateemoh Pohitaedaoh has been promoting peace in Thailand’s southern provinces and the empowerment of women survivors of the region’s armed conflict, who include herself. “Since the violent conflict in Thailand’s southern provinces re-emerged in January 2004, many of us have lost friends and family members. From 2004 to 2011, I lost four siblings to the violence. While this breaks my heart, it also motivates me to help with women who continue to suffer from the consequences of armed conflict..."

Top companies in Europe to empower women through the amfori-UN Women WEPs Activator

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand – Global business association amfori and UN Women are bringing together 16 leading companies from across Europe to enhance their impact on gender diversity and inclusion. The WEPs Activator is jointly-led by UN Women and amfori.

Groups supported by EU and UN tell of their help for Thailand’s female migrant workers

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Continuing efforts must be made to ensure that women migrant workers in Thailand are safe from violence and can access essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, say civil society groups supported by a European Union-United Nations programme. These services must be improved but at the same time made more available to all women migrant workers regardless of their immigration status, said Poonsap Tulaphan, the director of Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion.

Thai celebrity Cindy Sirinya Bishop campaigning for women’s rights as new UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thai celebrity and rights activist Cindy Sirinya Bishop is working to stop violence and other abuses against women as the newly appointed UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific. Bishop, 41, is a model and actress who is best known as the host of Asia's Next Top Model, a television show broadcast in most countries in the region.

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