May Sabe Phyu has had a dynamic career advocating for women’s full realization of their human rights. Currently serving as Director of the Gender Equality Network, her work utilizes intersectional approaches and engages multi-sectoral stakeholders as partners in achieving gender equality. She uses various platforms to build on the gains of women in Myanmar, and continuously identifies and works to address laws, policies, as well as cultural and social norms that work against the achievement of full gender equality.(more…)
On November 13, 2019, students of courses Gender and Development: Principles and Concepts and Gender and Communication visited UNWomen Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok to learn about UNWomen’s work, especially around migration and violence against women. Students were able to make links for further action for gender equality!(more…)
The 7th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF7) was held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in October 2018. It has been agreed that part of the proceeds from GAF7 be converted to fellowship to support students study gender in aquaculture/ fisheries.
We would like to congratulate Ms. Nant May Than Htay from Myanmar, and Ms. Sujata Timelsina from Nepal to be awarded the fellowship.(more…)
All are welcome to attend
Department of Development and Sustainability has a special lecture on ‘Sharing Experience in Social Enterprise Business’ by Ms.Luckhana Sanbunko, GDS Alumni as detail below:
Date: 13 August 2019
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: W224B, SERD Building
(also as part of ED75.9022)
Sharing from Students An Exchange Program at Ochanomizu University, Japan Students in Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with other universities outside Thailand. This year, we have 2 students who are sharing the experience from the exchange program at Ochanomizu University, Japan. Read more…
AIT Alumna Appointed Deputy Minister in the Maldives AIT alumna Fathimath Yumna (Master’s in Gender and Development Studies, 2004) has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services, Republic of Maldives: She has previously served at the post of a consultant in the SAARC/UNWOMEN and also as Read more…
The Head of Department, Kyoko Kusakabe, Professor was a discussant in the “Discussion of Thailand Migration Report 2019” at February 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
On 24 January 2019, the UN Thematic Working Group on Migration – comprised of 16 UN agencies and chaired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – launched the Thailand Migration Report 2019 at the UNESCO office in Bangkok. This report detailing the situation of migrants in Thailand is the latest in a series published on a regular basis by the Working Group since 2005.
This attention is warranted as Thailand is a key country of origin, transit and destination for migrants, displaced persons and asylum seekers, and a regional migration hub within South-East Asia. Since the report was last published in 2014, official data shows that migration to Thailand has intensified. The non-Thai population on in the country now stands at an estimated 4.9 million, a substantial increase from 3.7 million in 2014.
The report provides up-to-date information on migration trends and patterns in Thailand, as well as independent analysis of migration-related issues and policy developments. Each of the 11 chapters, written by a specific UN agency, delves into specific themes such as working conditions, access to services, migration and development, human trafficking and exploitation. It does not shy away from addressing sensitive issues, including the decriminalization of sex work and conditions of forced labor within key industries in Thailand.(more…)
Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe, Head, Department of Development and Sustainability was quoted in the “Empowering, counting and hearing women: GAF7 showcases gender equality progress and challenges” published by Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF) website.
The article also mentions GAF7 Volunteers from AIT, who helped all the events flow smoothly.
A presentation by Ms.Veena N., a PhD GDS student with her advisor, Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, as co-author, was awarded the Best Paper Award at GAF7 (the 7th Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries: Expanding the Horizons).
Veena is a doctoral student of Gender and Development Studies in the Department of Development and Sustainability in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development.
The title of this article was “Migrant Women’s Strategies to Cope with Exploitative Employment Practices in Thai Seafood Sector: A Case Study from Rayong and Trat”