PrEP can reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs

DAILY HIV MEDICATIONS NOW PROVEN TO PREVENT HIV AMONG ALL GROUPS AT HIGH RISK A daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among people who inject drugs by 49 percent. Those who took the medication most consistently had even higher levels of protection, according to a new study announced today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Thailand Ministry of … [Read more...]

One-Stop Crisis Centre responding to Violence Against Women, Thailand

April 2013 – The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls after Thailand joined UN Women’s newest global initiative, COMMIT. UN Women Regional Director Roberta Clarke (wearing black) congratulates Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the launch of the 1,300 mobile units. Photo credit: UN Women/Montira Narkvichien The One Stop … [Read more...]

Employment | UN Women

Employment P_11_form_UNwomen - UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies and must be attached as part of online application in place of CV/resume. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Director, Human Resources Post Level: D1 Location: New York, USA Application Deadline: 26 March 2013 Economic Empowerment Advisor Post Level: P5 Location: Bangkok, … [Read more...]

Investing in Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders is Smart Economics

Phnom Penh (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – “Investing in women’s entrepreneurial leadership, and the empowerment of women, is smart economics - which is why women’s empowerment is one of the most important development priorities for the countries of Asia and the Pacific,” said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), addressing senior Cambodian … [Read more...]

New Asia – Pacific report focuses on transgender persons

  Bangkok – A lack of targeted research on transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific is significantly hindering their access to health services and blocking effective responses to HIV, says a groundbreaking study released here today to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In this region, where long marginalized sexual minorities are already bearing the brunt of the HIV epidemic, transgender persons are among the most socially ostracized, lacking fundamental … [Read more...]

Thailand H.M. Queen’s Birthday – August 12 Birthday Celebrations!

Thailand H.M. Queen’s Birthday Queen’s Birthday on August 12, 2011 Thailand celebrates Queen’s Birthday as a public holiday. Thailand celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on August 12 every year. This is a public holiday for the people of Thailand. Queen Sirikit is the mother of the nation and thus to pay respect to her and also to all the mothers of Thailand, this day is celebrated as Mother’s Day. As Thailand's beloved Queen Sirikit will celebrate her … [Read more...]

MYANMAR, Bride trafficking to China unveiled

MYANMAR: Bride trafficking to China unveiled BANGKOK, 2 June 2011 (IRIN) - Most cross-border human trafficking in Myanmar involves women tricked into travelling to China to get work, only to find a groom waiting for them on the other side. Thazin* was trafficked to China from Yangon and forced into marriage in 2008. Now 29 and back in Yangon, she told IRIN that one day she drank a cup of coffee spiked by an acquaintance, woke up in China and was soon married against her will. According … [Read more...]

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