The Role of the Queen in Thailand
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Queen Sirikit became queen of Thailand in 1950 at the age of 18.Royalty Asia, available at : http://www.royalty.nu/Asia/Thailand/index.html Queen Sirikit is recognised internationally for her work with charity organisations in Thailand and her dedication to help alleviate poverty. One of the most prominent projects Queen Sirikit initiated is the Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand (SUPPORT Foundation).
In accompanying King Bhumibol on his trips to rural and impoverished areas of Thailand, Queen Sirikit saw an opportunity for low-income households to to create an additional source of income; the production and sale of local handicrafts. Established in 1976, the SUPPORT Foundation supplies teachers to instruct members of the community how to create a variety of Thai handicrafts. These handicrafts are then bought by the Queen and resold in markets in more urban areas. SUPPORT Foundation Information : http://www.thaitradeusa.com/home/?p=8391 The most famous Supports Arts and Crafts Centre is located at Ayutthaya Province; it is a place for teaching and selling, with production being sold for export to foreign countries. The most famous Supports Arts and Crafts Centre is located at Ayutthaya Province, available at : http://www.ayutthaya.org/attractions/ayutthaya_Bangsai02.html
Charity work and awards
Queen Sirikit served as president of the Red Cross in Thailand from She has worked closely with Asylum seekers in neighbouring countries. The Queen has been awarded a number of honorary degrees in recognition of her contribution to humanitarian affairs, these include:
- Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) gave her a medal Sea to honor as she could hold the position of women in a higher level (11 May 1979).
- Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA awarded the Queen with an honorary humanitarian degree (1980).
- Asian Society Institution, New York, United States gave her a humanitarian award (14 March 1985).
- Children’s Museum of advocacy groups in the United States gave her the International Humanitarian Award in Washington D.C. (1 November 1991).
- United Nations Development Fund for Women gave her an award for excellence in the performance of her duties as Thai women’s development (2 August 1992).
- The Thai Women Empower Fund
- The role and rights of Thai woman from past to present
- Women and Thailand's industry sector
- Women in Politics in Gender Equality in Thailand
Group 13The members of ECS 485 Group 13 are:
- Miss Chiaranai Pornsomboonsiri
- Miss Kittapat Thongpitak
- Miss Naranya Sengcharoen
- Miss Orakarn Ingphakorn
- Miss Rata Ruangrit
- Miss Suvapat Koeylao