Seminar to equip young women with legal knowledge to fight social violence

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BANGKOK, 1 June 2015 – The Office of the Education Council (ONEC) is to hold a seminar to empower young women with legal knowledge so that they can use them for self-protection from social violence.

ONEC Secretary-General Suthasri Wongsamarn said the seminar will be held during 11-12 June 2015 at Phuket Primary Educational Service Area Office. It is drawn up following the fact that Thailand was ranked in several international surveys as countries with high risk of violence on young women.

“The surveys have urged us to create social immunity for young women, empower them with knowledge about laws and rights they have and how to deal with a variety of physical violence. Phuket is the pilot province of our effort before the project is expanded nationwide,” said Suthasri.

She was also confident that the seminar would help ONEC achieve its goal to push forward strategic plan for young women development in 2013-2016.

The seminar will provide participants with better understanding about relevant laws applied to women and children such as offenses against drugs, property, sexuality, liberty, rights protection and labour. They will attend physical and mental personality development trainings.

“Legal knowledge they learn at the seminar will not only save them from social threats but will also benefits others. These young women will be able to convey the lessons to other members of society and use these knowledge to help others,” Suthasri concluded.