Category: Empowerment

December 5, 2022

Taking to the Streets of Chiang Khong to Eliminate VAWG

On Friday 25th November 2022, a sea of orange took over the streets of Chiang Khong to spread awareness of the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 days of […]

November 20, 2022

World Children’s Day: Thai Youths Making a Change

Established in 1954, World Children’s Day is celebrated every November 20. It aims to highlight the various circumstances that children face across the globe with the hope of “improving children’s welfare.” This year’s theme focuses on […]

November 19, 2022

Making Chiang Khong an Inclusive City for All

About UN-Habitat The Center for Girls Foundation has recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with UN-Habitat in their initial research phase of possibly implementing the Her City project in Chiang Khong. UN-Habitat is a sector […]

October 15, 2022

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women is observed each year on October 15. The day was established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, and “recognizes the contribution of rural […]

October 11, 2022

International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl is celebrated every October 11. It was established on December 19, 2011, in an effort to acknowledge the struggles that girls worldwide continue to face. It also aims to […]

August 12, 2022

International Youth Day 2022

August 12 marks International Youth Day. Established on December 17, 1999, by the United Nations, the event aims to acknowledge the efforts of young individuals in working towards a more progressive future. The current theme […]

July 13, 2022

Women in Leadership: Where Are We?

Women’s place in leadership has come a long way. Launched in 1995 and endorsed by 189 states, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action provided a framework for governments to create policies with the aim […]

May 27, 2022

Why Reproductive Rights Empower Women

Despite the various advancements in gender equality, women’s reproductive health rights remain a contentious topic. In spite of its prevalence, women’s ability to decide what happens to their bodies continues to be challenged, especially in […]

April 11, 2022

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year is, notably, the 21st anniversary of the event. It began in the 1970s with small grassroots movements, and the opening of the first rape crisis center: […]

March 30, 2022

Hmong Daughter-in-law: Women Had to Change

“Just being born as a woman in Hmong culture is wrong. I don’t know what to fight for. I have to accept my destiny. If I fight for my rights, most people would think that […]