Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin presided over the International Women’s Day event and awarded “Outstanding Working Woman” of 2021 plaques to honour working women who behave as a role model, showcasing good qualities in self and occupation, morality, and ethics, and as a key contributor to society.
On March 8, 2021, at 13.30 hours, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin chaired the International Women’s Day event and awarded “Outstanding Working Woman” of 2021 plaques to honour qualified women under the concept of “Women Workers Unite Through Crisis, Driving the Thai Economy Sustainably.” The meeting took place at the Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Bangkok. Assistant to the Labour Minister Mr. Surachai Chaitrakulthong, the Labour Minister’s Secretariat Mr. Suthep Chitayavong, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives also joined the occasion. The Labour Minister said that the United Nations requires for March 8 of every year to be International Women’s Day, and invites member countries to organize activities to celebrate and commemorate the struggle of women, to achieve justice, equality, peace, and development, including a review of progress in women’s rights. The government under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and the Ministry of Labour under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, has always given importance to the protection and development of the quality of life of female workers. This can be seen from the specific protection of women workers’ rights in the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 and promoting the provision of non-legal welfare to improve the quality of life of women workers continuously. Efforts have also aimed at supporting women to be treated fairly and equally, to benefit from happy employment and good quality of life at work. On International Women’s Day each year, women who are qualified as a person who is determined to drive success in their career are showcased, especially during the time that the country experienced the Covid-19 crisis. Such women are awarded “Outstanding Working Woman” plaques to honour them as an example to other working women, to recognize their values. As a role model, they inspire others to know how they can develop their knowledge and ability to benefit themselves, their family, and society, including the nation. This year, 261 women submitted their work to be considered, and 32 people were selected from 8 categories of awards. The event also hosted an exhibition for outstanding women’s work and showcased outstanding products by self-employed women.
Source: Ministry of Labour