Elimination and Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls

“I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on her achievement of being the first female Prime Minister of Thailand.

I also wish to express UN Women’s appreciation to Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha, who has been UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador since 2008. Her advocacy catalyzed large scale support from the people of Thailand for the “UN Women Say NO-UNiTE to End Violence against Women” initiative. Educational efforts in schools have focused on engaging youth at an early stage.

Massive awareness campaigns have reached every corner of the country, including through participation of the private sector.

Thai judges and police cadets have embarked on the first-ever trainings to end violence against women and girls.”

Source: — Press statement by Michelle Bachelet at Press Briefing at UN Building, Bangkok, Thailand (6 December 2012)

For more news: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-891840

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