UN Women (the UN organization dedicated to women's equality and empowerment) is bringing part of the photographs from its project on Women Migrant Workers to the FCCT Clubhouse.
UN Women commissioned these photographs as part of a project to raise public awareness of the challenges migrant women face, as well as, their personal strength.
The exhibition will feature three photographers: Pornvit Visitoran, Piyavit Thongsa-Ard, and Staton Winter. Moreover, we are honored to have both Pornvit and Piyvait attending the opening.
These three photographers traveled across Thailand to capture migrant women from Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar's individual stories of resilience and humanity.
The photographers captured the women picking crops, sewing garments, cleaning hotel rooms, and performing other hard labor as they try to secure a better future for themselves and their families.
"Women migrant workers are a vital part of the economy across South-East Asia, yet face some of the harshest and most unjust conditions of any workers in the region. Many endure long hours, dangerous work, underpayment and even violence, without access to adequate support.
The women's status, lack of integration and even their eagerness to work makes them vulnerable to exploitation. This can include illegally long hours or low wages, discrimination and poor access to basic services, as well as confinement, abuse and even "disappearance."
UN Women is working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other organizations to improve the conditions of women migrant workers, both within the bloc and in other destination countries such as the Middle East."
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Hours of Operation -
All departments are open Monday-Friday and closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
(including Photo Gallery)
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 09:00pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm (8 pm on days when we have events)