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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..."
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I can do so much more for other people by sharing my experience, by sharing my knowledge. When you share your knowledge and experience, it gives other people choices. It gives them ideas about what they want to do. During the UN mission, when I met local women, it meant so much to them to see a female peacekeeper who wore a uniform and worked side by side with men.
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Extremist groups are increasingly targeting youths and using gender stereotypes as a tool in recruitment, so young people must take the lead in creating strategies to combat radicalization. On 19-21 March, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime organized a dialogue in Bangkok called, Promoting Peaceful Engagement: Learning from and Empowering the Youth on Preventing Violent Extremism. A total of 75 people from South-East Asian countries.
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Patimoh Sadiyamu, the first Muslim woman to hold the position of vice provincial governor in Thailand’s southern border provinces of Narathiwat, home to over 2 million residents, and the scene of escalating violence. A native of Yala, one of the three provinces in the area, Sadiyamu, now 52, is not new to politics, having spent almost three decades in the Interior Ministry. But coming from an impoverished rural area where Muslim...
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UN Women Regional Director visits northern Thailand with HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Women in prison settings are a vulnerable group whose minimum standards for treatment are detailed in the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (known as the "Bangkok Rules") as well as in CEDAW recommendations. In the spirit of...
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British Embassy Bangkok and UN Women in Asia Pacific hosted a dialogue on ‘Addressing the needs of sexual violence survivors and children born out of rape in National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific’ in Bangkok on 12 January 2017. The event brought together global and regional experts, civil society, and representatives from UN entities involved in the development of National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security (NAPs-WPS)...
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When women and girls live in safe public spaces where they enjoy freedom of movement, improved livelihood and community resilience, they are able to participate as equal partners, decision makers, and beneficiaries of sustainable development, societies and economies are stronger in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand. The consequences of inaction do not fall only on women: where women do not have the...
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and all of us at the United Nations were shocked to learn of the explosion in Bangkok today close to the Erawan shrine in Rajaprasong. The Secretary-General and the entire United Nations Country Team in Thailand as well as all United Nations personnel join together to expresses our condolences to the bereaved families and to the people and Government of the Kingdom of Thailand. We wish those injured a quick recovery. The United Nations is appalled at the loss of...
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Angkhana Neelapaijit had imagined a life much different from the one she has today. The sudden disappearance of her husband, Somchai Neelapaijit, a human rights lawyer, changed the course of her life and took her on a path she had never thought she would travel.  From a homemaker looking after her husband and five children, she turned into a fearless defender of human rights, working tirelessly to bring back her...
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In Thailand as elsewhere, women’s participation in political processes and leadership remains at a low level. This is caused in part by discriminatory practices and political cultures that devalue women’s worth and impede their contributions. Many women are reluctant to enter political life because they anticipate sexual harassment and gender-based abuse and disrespect.
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UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Director extends technical support to the Thai government in its efforts to put a stop to violence against women, empower women in politics and economy and Promoting women’s role in facilitating peace in the deep south.
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One hundred indigenous women’s rights advocates will be trained to raise their problems on violated land right and claim for their denied access to natural resources with parliamentarians.
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The grand prize winner and two runners up were announced for the UN-sponsored photo contest that invited residents of Asia-Pacific to send in their best shots that reflect UN values in their neighborhoods, cities, countries or the region. Ms. Dwi Kristyadi took the grand prize, with her submission of “On the Wet Ground” which shows a volunteer giving lesson to street children in Jakarta. In a makeshift classroom on a bare concrete are gathering impoverished children of the Indonesian capital.