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Media Advisory and event notice: United Nations’ Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum brings together representatives from government, business, workers organisations and the international community for wide-ranging discussions on maximising the positive contribution of business to human rights and developmental goals in Asia.

UN Women launches new programme to foster women’s economic participation in the care industry

Friday, April 23, 2021

The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea of when they can return.

I am Generation Equality: Net Supatravanij, Thai social entrepreneur and activist against gender-based violence

Monday, March 15, 2021

I am the co-founder of ila, a social enterprise start-up that uses human-centred design to help businesses foster inclusion. During COVID, women have been disproportionately disadvantaged, and in times of lockdown, 15 million women are affected by gender-based violence every three months. I wanted to create a support system where bystanders are trained to help domestic abuse victims and redirect them towards help by becoming allies; that’s how my team at ila came up with our application ALLY.

"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

In Thailand, #HeforSheAtHome rallies men and boys to cook, clean and care for equality

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

With COVID-19 shutdowns shining a light on gender inequality in the home, thousands of Thai men respond by embracing the #HeForSheAtHome campaign and taking on their fair share of household labor and standing up against violence.

I am quite afraid of the spread, but I have no other choice: no work, no pay

Saturday, June 27, 2020

“While everyone is trying to avoid touching surfaces, there is a group of workers who are contending with COVID-19 on the surfaces they are cleaning. Malinee Kongpan, one of the cleaners for the Bangkok Transit System, is working harder to keep all the surfaces at BTS stations hygienic.”

Building resilience within our ecosystem and beyond

Friday, June 26, 2020

During crises, volunteers play a vital role to provide support to people. Since the spread of COVID-19, they are working hard to help manage the situation. By doing so, they are staying at the frontline and are at high risk.

Let us eat – How food vendor Sawan Panthaisong in Sukhumvit is surviving COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Since the rapid spread of COVID-19, street food markets have turned into ghost towns. Many street food vendors need to figure out ways to survive. Sawan Panthaisong, a food vendor, is still serving food to consumers by adapting her small business to the changes.

Take five: In the war against COVID-19, “soldiers do not fight for themselves, but they fight for someone behind.”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lipikar Nilsamai, 40, is a nurse at BNH Hospital, a major private hospital in Bangkok with a special unit for COVID-19 cases.

From where I stand: “Stay home and stay safe—but what if home is where she feels unsafe?”

Friday, May 1, 2020

Sia Kukaewkasem is an advocate, social worker and survivor of domestic violence. For most people in Mae Sot, north of Thailand, she is a “big sister and friend” who listens and cares for others. With four billion people around the world sheltering at home, many women are trapped in isolation with abusive partners, unable to access life-saving resources and support systems.

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