Sunday, July 10, 2011

Advocacy and Learning in Northern Thailand

My week in Northern Thailand - included a full-schedule! 


No wonder I returned to Chulalongkorn University Campus exhausted!

Here's what we did as part of our Rotary Peace Fellows Field Study Experience:

1 Day Seminar on location in Northern Thailand @ the Baan Pang Saa Village - Briefing by former Senator Tuenjai Deetes on the topic: Ethnic minorities, citizenship and social inclusion with Thailand’s northern hill tribes

1 Day Seminar in Northern Thailand @ Mae Ai, including on-site engagement in villages hosted by the Law Clinic led by Ms. Boon Pongma, Legal Aid.

½  Day Seminar in Northern Thailand at the  DEPDC:  Development and Education Program for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC). TOPIC: Roles of Organization on Human Trafficking

½ Day Seminar on the role of Drug Trafficking in the world, via the Golden Triangle, hosted at the Hall of Opium, developed by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation.  Chiang Rai, Thailand

1 Day Seminar on Human Trafficking – at the Operation Center on Prevention & Suppression of Human Trafficking, Mae Sai – and the Mae Sai Immigration, Office.  Thailand.

1 Day Seminar on the role of Buddhist Communities in developing initiatives to care for the stateless, hosted at the Sangha Metta Project.

½ Day Seminar on the role of sex-trafficking and rescue, hosted at the New Life Center

½ Day Panel Discussion with the topic:  The Suppression of Human Trafficking in Chiang Mai (Hosted by two organizations: TRAFCORD and Commander of Crime Investigation Division Police Region 5) at Chiang Mai Gate hotel.

½ Day Seminar on the role of the Arts and Theatre in educating and informing villagers about the effects of trafficking in humans.  Hosted by the Gab Fai Community Theatre Project.

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