Finnish Ambassador held gender equality keynote speech

Connecting to International Women’s Day Finland’s Ambassador to Thailand, Satu Suikkari-Kleven, had the pleasure of giving a keynote speech to Thammasat University students on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

As a diplomat from Finland, gender equality is not only deeply rooted in her DNA, but also in her work, as gender equality is a foreign policy priority for Finland, she noted. Professor Siriwan Suebnukarn and Vice Dean Jiraporn Phornprapha highlighted some of the thresholds preventing gender equality in Thailand and South-East Asia, such as high rates of gender-based violence and women’s low political representation. Ambassador welcomed Thailand’s high rate of women board members and CEOs.

Source: Embassy of Finland in Bangkok
Photo credits: Thammasat University

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