UN Women Goodwill Ambassador HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol
Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand was appointed Goodwill Ambassador in September 2008. Her goodwill ambassadorship and personal credentials have lent unprecedented visibility to UN Women in Thailand, while uniting multiple stakeholders around the cause of ending violence against women. As a result of a nationwide public awareness drive with her as a central figure, Thailand collected over three million names for UN Women’s global Say NO to Violence against Women campaign.
“I take pride in saying that Thailand’s support to the global UNIFEM [now UN Women] Say NO to Violence against Women Campaign is second to none,” said HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha. “I also note with appreciation the national ownership that has evolved around this process. It is indeed a strong foundation upon which coordinated efforts to end violence against women and girls in Thailand have been and will continue to be built.”
About HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol
HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha is the eldest daughter of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. With a PhD in law from Cornell University, she is currently Thailand's Ambassador to Austria. She has initiated a project that aims at addressing the special needs and vulnerabilities of female inmates and their children in correctional facilities.