Public officials, private sector unite for campaign against violence toward women & children

Friday, 06 September 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 36 By  Warunya Thongrod

More than 2,000 public officials, private organizers and students turned out to support a royally backed campaign against domestic violence hosted by the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office at the Alangkarn Theatre.

Attorney General Julsingh Wasansingh led the roster of public officials at the Aug. 25 stage show, concert and rally, which included Chonburi, Banglamung and Pattaya leaders, MP Poramet Ngampichet and Chonburi Police Superintendent Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart.

Youngsters show off the gifts they were given during the royally backed campaign against domestic violence hosted by the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office at the Alangkarn Theatre.Youngsters show off the gifts they were given during the royally backed campaign against domestic violence hosted by the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office at the Alangkarn Theatre.

While the event was not a fundraiser, attendance was viewed as supporting the campaign against violence towards children and women begun by HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha, who is Thailand’s goodwill ambassador in the “Say No to Violence Against Women” campaign.

The day also promoted the missions and results of the Department of Civil Rights Protection and Legal Aid Office.

Exhibits on display at the theater illustrated the domestic-violence crisis in Thailand where one in three women and children have been victims of physical, sexual or mental abuse, authorities said.

Students from Pattaya’s 11 public schools put on both dramatic and musical stage presentations showing the reality of how children, particularly girls, are treated at home, at school and in public. Children also received games and stuffed toys from campaign sponsors.

Thai stars ‘Thae’ Uthain Prommin (pop singer), ‘Too’ Direk (disco singer), and Thai Thanawut (rock singer) also performed a mini-concert.

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