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Advocacy for political equality puts UNDP in national spotlight

When UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited Thailand she met with prominent women leaders and discussed the exploration of a gender quota system in Thailand’s elections and providing training for Thai women who wish to enter politics. Since that 2009 conversation, UNDP began a series of bold initiamore


Small grants make big impact on one woman's fight to preserve wetlands in Thailand community

When water pollution threatened to destroy the wetlands and orchards Rujirek Plubchang and her ancestors have called home for more than a hundred years, the mother-of-two took decisive action – keen to preserve their beauty and bounty for her children and generations to come. Eight years after estabmore


UNDP initiative boosts business for women in Thailand's South

In the Southern Thailand province of Pattani, daily life can be difficult. Ongoing violence has made widows of women, and has compromised local livelihoods. Life for women in the coastal provincial sub-district of Lampo, provides testimony to their everyday challenges. “Our main incomes came from fimore