Activities Promote Gender Equality

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Break Gender Wall

As Mahidol University International College recognizes the importance of gender equality, MUIC organizations, including Divisions, Student Affair, Student Association, and Student Clubs, have held several activities to promote gender equality on a continual basis.   



  • International Relations and Global Affairs Program, Social Science Division, held Knowledge Commons Events on the topic of "LGBTQIA+ And Mental Health: Spiritual and Psychological Perspectives in Contemporary Thailand" on June 9, 2022. The speakers were Professor Dr. Peter A. Jackson, Emeritus, College of Asia and the Pacific’s School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University (Topic: Book Launch: “Deities and Divas: Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond”) and Dr. Timo Ojanen, Faculty of Learning Sciences and Education, Thammasat University (Topic: “In search of better mental health for sexual and gender minorities: Reflections from Finland to Thailand”)
  • Student Association organized an event called “IC Pride Month” from June 10 to 14, 2022. The aim of this event was to give recognition to the LGBTQ+ community. The main activity was the campaign entitled “Clothes No Gender.” It was created to encourage students to express themselves through their clothes without following gender stereotypes. Another activity was a talk session entitle “Break Gender Wall." This talk’s purpose was to celebrate and raise the issue about LGBTQ+ equality in Thailand. At this event, youtubers from Poocao channel, Mr. Pitpasupat (Poocao) and Mr. Bunrod, LGBTQ+ , the advocators of “Clothes No Gender,” and “No Bully” campaign, were the guest speakers.



  • The Tourism and Hospitality Management Division hosted a talk entitled “An Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Market and Designing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Servicescape” on February 7th, 2023 at MUIC. The speaker was Dr. Bella Vongvisitsin, who is a co-founder of LGBTQ+ Tourism Asia, a Business Development Manager at Artanis Technology, and a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The topics discussed included the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, gender inclusion and diversity, introduction to LGBTQ+ markets, how organizations in Hong Kong are promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion, and how service providers can design LGBTQ+ inclusive service experience.
  1. The International Relations and Global Affairs Program organized the “Gender Festival” from June 13 to 14, 2023 which aimed to promote gender equality and women's rights awareness. The event activities were conducted as follows:
  • Roundtable discussion “Women’s Leadership In Politics, Diplomacy and Law.” The panel of guests was composed of: H.E. Anna Jakenberg Brinck, Minister Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Sweden; Ms. Saranya Tangwongkit, Country Program Coordinator (Thailand), UN Women; Ms. Kunthida Rungruengkiat, Director, Progressive Movement Foundation; Ms. Tisana Choonhavan, newly-elected Member of Parliament (Move Forward Party) and MUIC Alumna; Ms. Jomtien Jansomrag, Program Officer, Raks Thai Foundation; and Ms. Rukchanok Srinork, newly-elected Member of Parliament (Move Forward Party).
  • Roundtable discussion “How to L.O.V.E Training Session” with singer-songwriter Ms. Pat Klear as guest speaker.
  • Signing of the petition supporting the law for Marriage Equality
  • A workshop entitled “Out 4 Mental Health” by APCOM
  • A talk entitled “Dream with Pride” with Khun Fon (Zapsing CEO) and Khun Ko (ThaiTGA) as guest speakers.
  • A talk entitled “Circle of Life” featuring Khun Pattera Puttisuraseat, Khun Wanchai Chankhunthod, Khun David Bigander, Khun Watcharin Francis Angus, and Khun Settha Mateepratchayankul as guest speakers
  • Exhibition entitled “The Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children” by the ACWC ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, the Institute of HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI), and IRGA’s Witchcraft and Gender Representation Class.
  • Pride Market which featured gender-themed products.
  1. MUIC students attended an event entitled, “A Swedish Take on Diversity and Inclusion” on June 29, 2023.  The event aimed at giving the participating students an insight into the country’s efforts to become gender inclusive in hopes of inspiring MUIC students with diverse backgrounds to contribute to change. The event included small interactive activities. A workshop was held in the last session of the event where students were divided into small groups to discuss and exchange ideas on specific scenarios surrounding gender diversity for 20 minutes and report back about their discussion. Students impressively contributed to the discussion despite being given a limited time.
  2. Sign Language Club organized an activity called “Pride Month Rainbow” to celebrate Pride Month, from June 5 to 19, 2023. Participating students were asked to post stickers or GIFs in American Sign Language (ASL) that are related to “rainbow,” “Pride Month,” and/or ASL elements to receive a prize in a lucky draw. The participants can either post on their Instagram Story, tag the club’s Instagram page, and submit the evidence to Google Forms; or only submit their picture to Google Forms without posting publicly.


International Relations and Global Affairs Program, Social Science Division
MUIC Student Affairs