Women

Development and assistance for women

They, Too: Thai Women Reporters Share Tales of Sexual Harassment

Sexism and dangers women face in the Thai workplace are well known, partly thanks to reporters who highlight those issues in their work. But the journalists themselves rarely tell their own stories. This is hardly a surprise. Those working in the media, after all, are trained ...

Asaree Traitrakulpanich

Course organisers assess scheme to provide rural women with job skills

The Lao Women’s Union and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family have joined forces to provide vocational training for Lao women, to improve their job prospects. A meeting to discuss the management of the project took place on Friday at the Lao ...

Planning department boosts women’s leadership potential

The Department of Planning under the Ministry of Planning and Investment hosted a one-day training seminar on “Smart Leadership for Women” aiming to enhance the capacity of its female staff. The department’s Director General, Ms Phonevanh Outhavong, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and ...

New Initiative To Advance Women’s Entrepreneurship In Asia-Pacific Launched

A new initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific was launched on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with financial support from Global ...

‘Women Make the News’: Online Database Connects Journalists to Thai Female Experts

Alarmed by the low number of women experts interviewed on mainstream media, UNESCO Bangkok has launched a website that links Thai journalists and researchers to female academics, government officials, corporate leaders, and NGO activists. Keep reading ...

Mong Palatino

Mothers giving birth in Vientiane hospitals still at risk

Mothers giving birth in Vientiane hospitals still face a risk of death similar to local community healthcare centres due to medical staff’s lack of ability and treatment experience, according to an expert. Medical professionals should take new steps to expand and improve national obstetrics and ...

William Klausner: Thailand must keep up its progress on gender equality

Thailand has undergone a dramatic social, cultural, economic and political transformation during the past half century. In particular, educated Thai women have reconfigured traditional conceptions of their private and public roles — to the point where Thailand now has one of the highest proportions of ...

AIDS, drugs and prostitution policies suffer from ineffective implementation

Laws and policies relating to AIDS, drugs, and prostitution have been amended to help those affected to easily get benefits from government programmes, such as methadone and ARV therapy. But in reality, many people still face difficulties receiving the benefits because of ineffectiveness in policy ...

Safe employment project for women launched

A project focusing on creating safe working environment and job opportunities for female migrant workers, as well as protecting women workers, has been launched in Yangon. The “Aung Myin Hmu Project: Industry Solution for Safe Employment” that was launched on March 19 in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar ...

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