Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a critically important socio-economic driver for peace, prosperity, and sustainable development. Mahidol University supports all academic activities, research, and other projects in promoting women’s and girls’ roles in society, including health promotion and violence control for staff, students, and the surrounding community. The University emphasizes the opportunity to access education and work equally, without gender discrimination, including opportunities for further education and career development. The Center of Excellence in Research on Gender, Sexuality and Health was established in 2019 to collaborate with academic networks and students’ local, national, regional and international civil-society organizations. The center focuses on the use of integrated thinking to study health issues, sexual rights, reproductive health, and gender inequality. Mahidol University also focuses on the rights of LGBTQ+, who are permitted to dress according to their gender preference during class and at the graduation ceremony. The relevant regulations aim to protect the rights and freedom of expression of students, and encourage them to be themselves, which greatly affects self-development and confidence. The University provides an All-Gender Restroom on the 1st floor of the student dormitories of Nakhon Sawan campus and the Faculty of Science, Salaya campus.

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    Interfaith Buddy for Peace: The Weavers of Peace and Harmony in Thai Society
    Interfaith Buddy for Peace: The Weavers of Peace and Harmony in Thai Society project applies dialogues as the start to bring trust and harmony and to ultimately bring peace to the three southern border provinces of Thailand where there are still deep-rooted conflicts in with different thoughts, beliefs, ideology, and culture. This is one of the projects receiving Mahidol University’s social guiding policy driving fund to promote research which leads to social guiding by applying healthcare to build trust and lead to concrete relationship weaving. Lessons learned were extracted and offered as peace and harmony policies in Thai society by applying 40 sub-seminar field tools in six southern border provinces. There were 170 people in attendance. The researcher used interview techniques and created sub-discussions in the areas to build understanding, to weave relationships and trust. Discussions were used to add trust and initiate a cross-religion relationship. Public stages were used to create more empathy, more understanding, and bonding across the communities, expanding network for people to take care of one another, as well as design the communities to exchange their experiences through their suffering and loss before becoming friends who support each other in aspects, including healthcare, especially during COVID-19 pandemic. This could bring mobilization opportunities for friends of different religions to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.