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Discriminatory stereotypes, cultural norms and attitudes that normalize and trivialize violence against women and girls are prevalent in every part of the world. Nongnee Kondii*, 25, from Yala, a southern border province of Thailand, never felt safe expressing her sexual orientation at home or in her community. When she experienced a traumatic sexual assault, she kept silent at first. In May 2016, after participating in a gender retreat...
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Speech by H.E. Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand At the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action...
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We launch this report INSIDE THE NEWS 20 years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. We launch this report in the year that the world negotiates what comes next after the Millennium Development Goals. We expect that in September 2015 at the UN General Assembly an ambitious universal agenda will be adopted that promotes poverty’s end, people-centered development, shared prosperity, planetary protection and peace. Across the 17...
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Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, Thailand, Gypsy Pharmacist, affordable health care, HIV/AIDS, malaria, sick, Asia, Africa, medicine, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Public Service, top woman executive, pharmaceutical industry, UN Women, Women of Achievement, Beijing+20
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Speech by Roberta Clarke, Regional Director of UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Representative in Thailand at the launch of the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, conducted by Partners for Prevention, a UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Women and UN Volunteers (UNV) regional joint programme, 10 September 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.
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I wish to thank the organisers for inviting UN Women’s participation on this programme on today with the Theme “Women and Girls: the Invisible Force of Resilience”.Last night, I mentioned to a colleague that I was going to attend this forum to speak on women’s resilience. She looked at me and with some skepticism, even cynicism, challenged me to define resilience.