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Thammasat moves forward to become an organization for ‘Gender Equality Promotion’

Thammasat University has been honored as an exemplary network organization to promote gender equality in the Network to Eliminate Unfair Gender Discrimination: Gender Fair 2023 by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, and the UN Women which is in line with Thammasat University’s vision of driving sustainable development, Goal 5 (SDG 5).

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security together with the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development open a space for network partners to exchange knowledge and learn about social issues to eliminate unfair gender discrimination in “Events to join forces with networks to eliminate unfair discrimination between genders: Gender Fair 2023” at the courtyard in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center.

Thammasat University was selected as 1 of 17 organizations that have been honored as an exemplary network organization to promote gender equality which is relevant to the vision of Thammasat University in promoting equality and eliminating gender discrimination over the years.

Assoc. Prof. Gasinee Witoonchart, Rector of Thammasat University said that Thammasat University gives our priority to gender equality by starting from the Thammasat community to raise awareness and understanding, making our people to be prompt to go out as an important force in promoting and empowering gender equality according to international standards for a well-being, equal and sustainable Thai society.

Such activities are in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. In 2022, Thammasat University has also been ranked 48th in the world in driving Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) by THE IMPACT RANKINGS 2022 with various policies that promote gender equality in universities such as encouraging women to have greater access to higher education, encouraging women to hold academic positions and take part in senior management. In addition, Thammasat joined UN Women in launching the project to end sexual harassment.

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