Perfectly timed with International Women’s Day and synchronized with other similar events in main capitals of the World -London, New York, Madrid, Panama City, Paris, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo- the weeklong event #HeForShe #ArtsWeekBangkok takes place from 8th to 15th March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The event aims to raise public awareness -thought arts and culture- of the multiple forms of gender inequality continue to face around the world, and to mobilize broad support for shifting culture to a more gender equal society, where the participation of men and boys as agents of change is crucial.
There will be a number of initiatives related to arts and culture that will bring gender equality to the forefront of the public sphere. Different featuring speakers that embody the vision of #UNWomen and the spirit of HeForShe will participate of these events in the heart of the city, and inspire the community to shift culture positively. A 4-days film festival will be celebrated in SF Cinema Central World (We love SF). A booth for ticket collection located outside the theatre will be open 30 minutes before the screening of every movie. All movies will be screened in their original languages with Thai and English subtitles as required. Moreover, a number of exhibits, screenings, panel discussions and performances will be showcased in Bacc หอศิลปวัฒนธรรมแห่งกรุงเทพมหานคร and Chulalongkorn University.
For more information/media enquiries, please contact:
Alejandro Hita, HeForShe Regional Campaign Coordinator
UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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