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Empowering women in Thailand through legal and language education

In the time period between October 1st and December 31st 2010 Legal Clinics Foundation in cooperation with Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia (BABSEA) executed a project of educational workshops for women from environments particularly vulnerable to human rights violations – girls from Juvenile Detention Centre and single mothers from Wild Flower House for Single Mothers in Thailand. The project envisioned workshops about human rights in both locations and preparing a publication that would allow to continue these types of activities in other countries of Southeast Asia. Moreover, the aim of the project were also fundraising actions and actions promoting human rights, assisting the implementation of the key objectives of the project. In the project participated two polish volunteers.

During the project 22 lesson plans were created, 34 workshops were conducted, including 2 workshops for the volunteers of the host organisation, 12 workshops for single mothers from Wild Flower House for Single Mothers, and 20 workshops for the girls from Juvenile Detention Centre. The classes were attended by a total of 49 people, including 5 students from Payap University and Chiang Mai University – volunteers of the host organisation, 9 single mothers from Wild Flower House for Single Mothers, and 35 girls from Juvenile Detention Centre. In addition, a sports event called “Trio for Justice” and Conference of Southeast Rights Clinics were held, and the volunteers took part in its organisation.