Takes courage to halt violence against women

The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls. The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 […]

Thailand combating violence against women

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges all sectors to join hands in combating violence and pledges assistance to victims of violence. In September, the Thai premier had advocated the need for equality at the United Nations Human Rights Council‘s 24th Session in Geneva. Yingluck on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of an anti-violence project hosted […]

Bangkok mob violence threatens safety of children, schools

Satriwitthaya School near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument will be closed on Friday to protect its pupils from any possible harm during the continuing anti-government and anti-amnesty protests in the area. The school is located on Dinso road in Phra Nakhon district, near to the anti-amnesty bill rally site at Democracy Monument. The protest against the government’s proposed […]

FC Barcelona supporting Thai children with disabilities

On the first day of FC Barcelona’s trip to Thailand, internationally acclaimed players Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto spent the morning sharing football skills with children who have intellectual disabilities. The players and participants represented a unified group of young people with and without disabilities participating in sport and promoting team-work and partnership. FC […]

New Zealand Cultural Exchange Students

Thai Ambassador in Wellington Noppadon Theppitak has led a team of exchanged New Zealand students to meet with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the government house, welcoming the foreign guests into the land of smile. The students are members of the volunteers in the program to promote the use of English among Thais, and students […]

New School Calender and Bi-Lingual Education Curriculum in Thailand

Education has been a top priority for Yingluck Shinawatra. In the past, there has been many attempts to upgrade the education system but met with failures, especially in bridging the knowledge gap among rich and poor students. The privileged children are often sent to private or international schools. Some even send their children to distant schools […]

Disability Campaign will Improve Accessibility in Thailand

Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, launched a nationwide campaign in respect to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities. The Thai Government campaign an opportunity to address the needs of people with disabilities, by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society. Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s […]

Cathay Drama: Coffee Threat and Hate

Hate crime. Compulsive mental illness. These would be what came to my mind when I read the news about Cathay Pacific flight attendant who wanted to embarrass and possibly harm the daughter of the former Prime Minister during her trip from Bangkok to Hong Kong. You can find more stories on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20582980 http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/cathay-flight-attendant-coffee-threat-on-exthai-pms-daughter-20121204-2as5q.html The culture of […]

The Future of Narathiwat is in the Hands of the Present

Narathiwat, a province of southern Thailand, is flanked by its neighbors Pattani and Yala and bordering with a country that shares some cultural and language similarities, Malaysia’s Peninsula. Narathiwat has seen its fair share of historical legacy, centuries ago, vibrant and distinctive but in less than a decade this Muslim-majority province has been gripped in […]

Thailand’s One Tablet Per Child: an education leap forward

One Tablet Per Child, an ambitious initiative of Yingluck’s government to equip every child in Standard One with a technological tool for the educational curriculum. The Education Minister, Suchart Tadathamrongvej, appeared to be confident of the introduction of the tablet into the schools. “The tablet will revolutionize the teaching and learning process,” Suchart said. He also added that his […]