Outstanding Thai females honoured on International Women’s Day
The Thai government marked International Women's Day on Monday (March 8) by honouring 42 outstanding individuals, organisations and projects that have advanced the cause of women and equality.
Social Development and Human Security Minister Juti Krairirk presided over the awards ceremony, under the theme “Empower women and girls for equality, without violence”.
Among those awarded with International Women’s Day plaques were beauty queen-turned doctor Lalana Kongtoranin, Ramathibodi Hospital director Dr Renu Pookboonmee, and the ThaiPBS TV drama “Plai Cha Wa”, which focuses on women in the early Rattanakosin period.
The ministry also joined with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) to push more television programmes that promote the rights of children, youth, LGBT people, women and families.