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 […]

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 […]

Thai Gov’t committed in Human Rights and Anti-Human Trafficking

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stated that the government is keen on promoting human rights, while affirming that human trafficking will be her main focus. During the “PM Yingluck Meets the People” program on NBT, the Premier mentioned about her official trip to Switzerland, saying she expressed her desire to be a member of 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, […]

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 […]

Red Shirts Demonstrate against Sexist Cartoonist Somchai

Red Shirts Demonstrate against Sexist Cartoonist Somchai About 100 red-shirts rallied in front of the head office of Thai Rath newspaper on Vibhavadi Rangsit road on Tuesday afternoon, demanding action against cartoonist Somchai Katanyutanan, better known by his pen name Chai Ratchawat. The red-shirts, led by Chatchawal Kritchanasut and Jutipong Poommoon, demanded to know what action the […]

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 […]

Defamation Suit against Somchai Katunyutanan

A LAWYER for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has filed a defamation suit against an influential cartoonist alleging he compared the premier to a prostitute in a Facebook post. Chai Rachawat, a cartoonist for a prominent daily newspaper, posted pictures of Ms Yingluck on Tuesday accompanied by the words “… a prostitute is not an […]

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 […]

Thailand’s One Stop Crisis Centre

Thai PM Yingluck launched the One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC). The services provide physical and mental treatments, legal assistance, and recovery and rehabilitation with multidisciplinary teams to help women victims from all forms of violence.

Korn Chatikavanji: The Thai Political Stooge

Korn Chatikavanji, a stooge for the Democrat Party. He has seen his political party’s share of nepotism and cronyism. It is expected that he and his political gremlins make character assassinations on Yingluck.  The puzzling issue is that despite Yingluck winning a majority in the 2011 election thanks to the trusts of the Thai people, […]

International Women’s Day: 8 March

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013, celebrated annually on 8 March, is: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution […]

Women in Politics: 2012

  I have taken member states of ASEAN. Philippines – 46 Lao – 66 Indonesia – 67 Vietnam – 75 Thailand – 77 Malaysia – 85 Cambodia – 89 Singapore – 96 Brunei – 96 Myanmar – not available Lao – 39 Vietnam – 43 Philippines – 50 Singapore – 54 Cambodia – 62 Indonesia […]

Yingluck Meet Thai Muslim Women’s Group in Pattani

December 13 – Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met with members of the Women’s Development Fund in Pattani. Yingluck expressed her continued support in advocating women’s issues, placing emphasis on women participation in decision-making and exchanging of inspiration. Pattani, a southern province of Thailand, borders Malaysia and faces violence committed by militants. Many of their […]

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 […]

Aspiration of The First Woman Prime Minister of Thailand

Since the early 1970s, Thailand has seen many military-coups and political unrest. The introduction of the first female Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, into the shifting social environment has raised a few eye brows, particularly with her landslide electoral victory over the Democrat Party’s control of the government in 2011. Abhisit Vejjajiva’s unpopularity was caused by the […]