Scholarship in Gender and Development Studies for Japanese Nationals

Scholarship available for Japanese national for master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

Two-years MSc. tuition is covered by scholarship.
The student will pay the following: Airfare, visa fees, insurance, student union fees, living expenses, registration fee of 20,000 Baht per semester (4 semesters).

The classes will start in August 2020.

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Congratulations to Ms. May Sabe Phyu winner of the 2019 N-Peace Awards

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.

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Ph.D.Colloquium for November 2019

Assessing Public Health Emergency Management Capacity in the Context of Disease Outbreaks: Case Study of 2017 AWD in White Nile State, Sudan

Presenter:        Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim, PhD student/DPMM
Moderator:      Ms. Veena N., PhD student/GDS
Date:               Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Venue:            E-220
Time:              15:00 – 16:00 hrs

The Department of Development and Sustainability organized a PhD colloquium for PhD students on 27 November 2019 as a monthly regular event of the Department. The objectives of the PhD Colloquium are to share the learning experiences of their research and study outcome on live discussion forum.

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GDS Students visited UNWomen

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!

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Congratulations to the GAF Fellowship students

Prof.Kyoko Kusakabe (left), Ms. Sujata Timelsina, Ms. Nant May Than Htay
and Dr. Krishna R. Salin (right)

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.

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AIT alumna Fathimath Yumna

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…

PhD Colloquium for February 2019

Topic: Legal Framework, Gender Binarism and Hijras’ Access to Human Rights in Pakistan Presenter: Mr. Aurangzaib Alizai, GDSModerator: Mr. Majunatha Venkatappa, NRM Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019Time: 11:00 – 12:00 hrsVenue: S201, SERD Building, AIT

Prof. Kyoko was a discussant in ‘Discussion of Thailand Migration Report 2019’ seminar in Bangkok

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.

Source: SEA-Junction Public Group (FB)

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.

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