Thai Women Empowerment Fund in Sakon Nakhon

Caretaker Yingluck Shinawatra in Sakon Nakhon Province last week. She was greeted by provincial officers, security personnel and equally important the women from the Thai Women Empowerment Fund. The Empowerment Fund for Women’s objectives are:- To provide low interest funds or zero interest funds for investment To provide funds for women’s potential development and women’s […]

Bangkok: Global Forum on Media and Gender

Global Forum on Media and Gender is being held in Bangkok from December 2-4 with participants from 80 countries representing various continents. It hopes to initiate processes that will promote ongoing actions and gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media. The event, being held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, is organized by […]

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 […]

CNN Leading Women: Yingluck Shinawatra

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was featured in CNN’s Leading Women. A must-see segment to understand the profile of the first woman Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Thailand who works tirelessly for her people across the divide. People don’t expect you to play the politics. People expect you to run the country with the […]

Opposition leader Abhisit’s sexism slammed

UPDATE: my comment was quoted by Global Voice Online’s article entitled “Thailand’s Ex-Prime Minister Criticized for ‘Stupid Bitch’ Remark” ———— xxx ———— Opposition Leader and Democrat Party chief Abhisit Vejjajiva has come under fire for making insulting remarks widely believed to refer to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Abhisit and members of the political party have failed […]

Smart Lady Thailand and women empowerment

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the launch of “Smart Lady Thailand”, a reality show aimed at promoting the ability of Thai women. She also gave a speech at the event, which was organised at Impact Arena exhibition centre in north of Bangkok. For the 2 years that she has served as the Prime Minister, […]

One Tambon One Product, a grassroot program

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Thailand, is on a whirlwind tour of the Saraburi and Ayutthaya provinces. She makes a visit to inspect the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) entrepreneurship program. More news on CNN iReport.  

Thailand’s 1st Woman Minister of Defence

Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Yingluck Shinawatra, greeted by senior officers of the Royal Thai Armed Forces and officials of the Ministry of Defence. More pixs at my iReport CNN.  

24-hr Hotline for Thailand’s One Stop Crisis Centre

24-hr Hotline for One Stop Crisis Centre A One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) will be set up to take complaints from the people around the clock, new Social Development and Human Security Minister Pavena Hongsakula said on Monday. Pavena said it will be her first priority when she starts work in her new job. The […]

PM Yingluck in Yasothon, Thailand

It was a busy schedule for the Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her ministers, who visited Mukdahan Province, then visiting the people, especially the women’s groups, and making an inspect of the improvement of an embankment in Kho Wang district of Yasothon.  

Women Soldiers in Thailand’s Deep South

As violence continues in Thailand’s southern border region, security personnel are the most vulnerable targets of insurgent attacks. Like their male counterparts, female paramilitary rangers are no exception. Despite life-threats around the clock, they have strong determination to stay in the insurgency-torn areas to protect people’s lives. Private First Class Anastasia Duemalee from Ranger Forces […]

Disgraced Thai Cartoonist Facing Defamation Charges

Cartoonist Somchai Katanyutanant, infamously known by both fans and readers by his pseudonym Chai Rachawat, reported to Metropolitan Police Division 1 on Monday morning to hear defamation charges filed against him by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Somchai is employed by Thai Rath, seen by many as a semi-tabloid newspaper. According to the news, “people turned up […]

10,000 Thai Women with Cervical Cancer Every Year

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has a right to be worried. Cervical cancer cases among Thai women have been increasingly. The Deputy Public Health Minister Cholanan Srikaew said that cervical cancer is now the second-most threatening health issue for Thai women, especially those in a working age and the elderly. Mr. Cholanan stated: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra […]

Contempt and Hate Speech against Women in Thailand

The International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. This year the celebration was held on March 3, 2013. But the rights of women continue to be mocked by chauvinistic attitudes of a small group of the Yellow Shirts over the past few years, and […]

Yingluck Fostering Equality via OSCC

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has inaugurated the hotline 1300 of the OSCC or One-Stop Crisis Center, for assisting vulnerable members of the public. Around 20,000 OSCC centers are due to be opened nationwide to provide comprehensive “one-stop” assistance to children, women, the elderly and people living with disabilities. The aim of the centers is to […]