The best of balance and beauty comes together in Thailand, with it’s mindful energy of “Sufficiency Economy” embodied in the way people live, relate and work. We learned here about the Thai philosophy of “Sufficiency Economy” developed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), Father of the Thai Nation.
With the aim of creating balance, goodness and steady development at all levels of living and all spheres of consciousness with a focus on human values and development, the principle of Sufficiency Economy encourages the Buddhist middle path, viz. shunning extremism of any kind and adopting moderation and mindfulness for individual strength and social stability.
Meetings at the National Council of Women of Thailand emphasised the importance of global collaborations and the continuing work to promote women of boards and in political participation.
The Thai spirit of taking care of one and all is most evident in it’s prisons, especially women’s prisons. “Let us never forget the forgotten,” shared former honorable Minister and eminent leader K Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
in a passionate appeal.
In Chiang Mai, we learned about the rising number of prisoners especially women, mostly sentenced or under trial for drug related offences. Driven with Thai spirit of care and dignity for one and all, Princess Mahidol and the Government of Thailand along with UNODC developed the Bangkok Rules (adopted by the UNGA in 2010).
The Bangkok Rules, or the, “The United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders”, provide a set of 70 rules and guidelines for governments globally to ensure the human dignity and compassionate treatment of female offenders prisoners, and take actions and endeavours during incarceration for their eventual rehabilitation and reintegration.
Inspired by the phenomenal work being done at the prison’s vocational center, with the hope and possibility of a good future for all, we decided to launch a new G100 wing for Prison Reforms & Reintegration, with a vision to ensure that Bangkok Rules are implemented globally in the spirit of nurturing the human potential with education and training of the inmates along with mindset change and societal support for empowering the second chance so deserved by one and all.
Convenor: Dr. Sirikul Nui Laukaikul, Global Chair, Brand Creation & Marketing, along with the most empowering team of leaders and Sisters in service.
G100 Secretariat Global Team
1. Dr. Harbeen Arora – Founder & President, G100 Club
2. Vinay Rai – Founder & President, G100 Denim Club
G100 Country Advisory Council & Country Chairs
1. Alakananda Das, Country Advisory Member, India. G100 Fashion & Textiles wing.
2. Deepika Saini, India Country Chair, G100 Digital Literacy wing
Along with Country Chairs across the wings in Thailand.
Dr. Harbeen and Team arrive in BKK.
Check in at Sivatel Hotel. Personal meetings.
10:00 AM Meeting at The National Council Of Women Of Thailand, Baan Phra-Karun-Nivas Building, Sukhothai Road,
10:00 – 10:20
Agenda 1: Welcome Speech
By K. Sukanya Prachuabmoh
President of the National Council of Women of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
10:20 – 10:40
Agenda 2: Introduction To G100
By Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, Founder and President of G100, Women Economic Forum.
Agenda 3: History and Background of the National Council of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
By Ms. Sirirat Tamrongterakul, International Affairs Committee Chair Of The National Council Of Women Of Thailand Under The Royal Patronage Of Her Majesty The Queen.
11:00 – 11:15
Agenda 4: Hygiene Street Food for Chance.
By Dr. Anuwan Vongpichet, Deputy Executive Director of the Thailand Institute Of Justice (TIJ).
11:15 – 11:30
Agenda 5: Employment Supports for Prisoner In Nakhon Pathom
By K. Joanna Zigrino, Secretary of Thai Business and Professional Women’s Association of Thailand-Nakhon Pathom.
11:30 – 11:45
Agenda 6: Employment and Community Support
By K. Keeraya Tangkeerati, Representative from Thai Women Empowerment Funds and Women’s
Leadership Organizations of Ayutthaya.
11:45 – 12:00
Agenda 7: Q&A
Agenda 8: Thank You Speech & Meeting Gifts Presented By K. Sukanya Prachuabmoh.
Followed by Lunch at Sivatel, Enjoy Sustainable Lunch
Leave to the Airport. Travel to ChiangMai
Check in @ Na Nirand Boutique Hotel
Arrive at Ruen Pathammarong
Welcome by Dr. Sirikul Laukaikul, G100 Global Chair, Brand Creation & Marketing
Coffee & Getting to Know Each Other
• K Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
ex Minister Tourism Dept. of Thailand
• K Sanhajutha Chirathivat
Founder of EarthSafe, Thailand
• K Charlotte Donavanik
Leading PR Professional in Thailand
• Dr Harbeen & G100 Team
Missions to Empower Female Prisoners in Thailand
Toured & Presented by Director of Chang Mai Woman Correctional Institution
Open Discussion on Future Collaboration Appointment of
G100 Country Chairs:
Acharee Srisunakhua, Director of Chang Mai Woman Correctional Institution – Law & Justice Wing
Charlotte Donavanik – Media Arts & Communication
Nucci Tungwarapojwitan – Communication & Advocacy
Orm Anantachi ( Dr.Dangjaithawin (Orm) Anantachai) – Coaching & Training
Sakulthip Keeratiphantawong – Social Entrepreneurship
Supavadee Tantiyanon – Digital Media
Lunch at Ruen Pathammarong
Visit Chiang Mail Woman Correctional Institution and Vocational Training Center.
Leave for Bangkok
Visit to The Forestias By MQDC
A vision and project of sustainable living by eminent businesswoman Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp, Chairman of the Board of Directors – MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited) and the Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of DTGO, its parent group. With a passion to combine business success with societal contribution, she is also the founder and Chairperson of Buddharaksa Foundation and Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation.