White Ribbon Day held at UN Conference Centre in Bangkok


The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the organization, UN Women, together took part in an organized an event today for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the annual campaign to end violence against women and children and domestic violence in general. The event took place at the United Nations Conference Centre.

The White Ribbon symbol, which symbolizes a pledge to not condone, ignore or commit violence against women, has been taken up as a universal symbol that promotes an end to such violence every year.

Mr. Lertpanya Buranabandit, Director-General of the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development said today that violence against women and children is an international issue. The government expects cooperation to end such violence in Thailand and build positive attitudes between genders and gender roles from childhood. The government is calling for a combined response, to end all forms of violence in Thailand.

This year, the theme of the campaign is “Stop Violence… ASEAN together” as the 10 ASEAN member countries are joining together in the fields of politics, security, economics and socio-culture this year. UN Women aims to raise public awareness about the violence, which will lead to the collaboration of all sectors in Thailand and all ASEAN countries towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women and children.