Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women

under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Soamsawali

"Indicator of civilized Society is THE STATUS OF WOMEN"


APSW and the Creating a Loving Bond Project

Empowermentis necessary but not sufficient

APSW and Social Issues

Fund raising/Donations

Assistance and Support

Activities/Special Project
Emergency HomeWomen 's Education training

handicraft from women education and training center

Research Institute (GDRI)

Wetrain Intenational House

Nun's Collage

Annual Report 2006
Important events
Women's Articles
Photo VoiceProject
NGO Experiences :
Fighting Violence against Women

APSW services : 2011 Statistics

The Emergency Home, through its social workers and psychologists, provides temporary shelter, food, physical and mental rehabilitation, counseling, and life skills for women and children. Hot line services for consultation on women’s reproductive health problems and others are also offered The Emergency operates 24 hours each day. On any given day, there are about 150 women and children sheltering at the Emergency Home.

The Jimmy-Rosalynn Carter Women's Clinic and Nursery
On June 21, 1987, former U.S President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter presided over the founding ceremony of the We-Train Center. Mr Carter, as chairman of the Global 2000 Foundation donated one million Baht for the construction of the Women's Clinic.Pregnant women and new mothers are cared for in the clinic. We can have anywhere up to 20 expectant mothers on any given day.

The Jimmy-Rosalynn Carter Women's Clinic also has a nursery section which can house up to 30 new born babies at any time. Some of these new borns have their mothers on site in the clinic. Other new borns live at the clinic while their mothers leave for work. In some cases the new borns are left with no mothers.

Sasakawa Women’s Education and Training Center
offers opportunities for enrollment in the non-formal education programs at elementary and secondary levels, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. Vocational skills training in different fields is offered all through the year. All these services are for both the Emergency Home members and for the general public.

The special feature of the programs offered by the Center is that information regarding women’s issues is integrated in all the programs. The purpose is to raise their awareness on the problems women face and what the APSW does to lessen them.

Youth Center
is another major activity of the APSW. Established almost a decade ago, the Center caters for activities for youth in the vicinity of the APSW as a means to instill in them proper attitudes towards gender equality, social responsibility and abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Among the APSW youth activities that have been organized include youth camps and training youth leaders in the area of reproductive health and rights through working with schools in Bangkok.

The latest youth program that has been launched since 2002 is the provision of reproductive health information and reproductive rights awareness raising activities as well as counseling in reproductive health matters through Teen House, the Resource Center for Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights among adolescents. The Teen House is situated in the downtown area of Bangkok.


Gender and Development Research Institute (GDRI) is the research arm of the APSW. Established 13 years ago, the Gender and Development Research Institute carries out action research on policy issues including advocacy to advance the status of women and to promote gender equality

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