The Deputy Labour Minister said that women play an important role in developing the country, driving the nation both economically and socially.
Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat reported that Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha emphasized the importance of policy-making on women’s role to create social equality and define a model for the development of women’s leadership in society to have a greater role in driving the economy, society and politics. Furthermore, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan also gives importance to women workers, in terms of protection, support, stability, and income, to improve women workers’ quality of life. Initiatives include capacity building and continuous skills development. The Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development has, therefore, been assigned to continue to develop the workforces’ skills, especially women, to have more knowledge and skills. This will enhance their job opportunities and promote income according to the concept of “create, elevate and give to unite Thailand and build a nation.”
Prof. Narumon continued that over the years, the Ministry of Labour has played an important role in protecting, helping, and building security and income and continuously enhancing the quality of life of women workers. It is a “giving,” which is the opportunity for women to progress and develop in many ways, through the enforcement of relevant laws and regulations. Another part is the empowerment of women through skills development for women workers. The focus is on jobs that employ mostly women, such as developing tourism and hospitality skills such as hotels, massages, spas, and restaurants, providing training to educate employees in such establishments. The workers will have analytical knowledge, STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and modern technological knowledge. The effort collaborates with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to campaign, support, and empower women, building a strong family to drive the country’s economy forward and develop a more livable society.
“Today, a team from UN Women discussed and clarified the details of the event on September 30, 2020, which scheduled the signing ceremony between UN Women and Thai business leaders. The Ministry of Labour will help support and drive women’s empowerment to receive full support and care. All relevant sectors can work together to strengthen women’s potential and promote sustainable development in the future,” the Deputy Labour Minister concluded.
Source: Ministry of Labour