Region 2 Attorney General Pornsak Thepasuwan hosted an Aug. 14 press conference about the event, which will feature performances from local youths, celebrity appearances, presentation of dolls to children, food and drink. The event follows on parades, walk-runs and other events held each summer since 2010.
The Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office announced this year’s stage show and rally as part of HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha’s campaign against domestic violence will take place at the Alangkarn Theatre Aug. 25.
The event is part of UNICEF’s “Say No to Violence Against Women” campaign. HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha, who is worked on similar projects at the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office for two years, is Thailand’s honorary chairwoman.
HRH the Princess has been invited to attend. The day will also promote the missions and results of the Department of Civil Rights Protection and Legal Aid Office. About 3,000 people are expected to attend.
“Ninety percent of all the violence taking place in our society is from a broken family,” Pornsak said, adding that one in three women and children in Thailand have been victims of physical or mental domestic abuse.
“If a family is warm, the child will grow into someone with a higher chances of success. But if the child grows up in a violent environment, he will follow that example.”
The press conference also saw the signing of a cooperative agreement between the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office and the Fountain of Life Center. Under the agreement, Pattaya will offer legal advice and education to women and help protect children.