Women urged to take part in politics

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BANGKOK, 4 September 2012  – The Election Commission (EC) has held a seminar, encouraging women to take part in politics in order to help develop democracy in the country. 

Election Commissioner Prapan Naikowit informed 100 female inmates, who will be released within next year, about the election process so that they understand their role in the democratic system.

It is hoped that they will pass on the knowledge to others in their families and communities when given the freedom.

The seminar was part of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha’s initiative to promote women’s participation in the political arena. It is believed that the women will be able to help improve the Thai democratic system.

Mr Prapan said the EC will also extend this campaign to other people besides women as he deems it beneficial to all.