On March 8th the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, with a Balance For Better theme this year, calling for a more gender-balanced world.
For people who want to learn more, and get involved, there are several special events in Bangkok to look forward to this month (and on into the future), the first of which is the 10th annual Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Conference taking place at the AETAS Lumpini hotel (1030/4 Rama IV Rd) from 1 to 3 March.
Later in the month the 4th edition of Festival Du Féminin in Bangkok, billed as a“transformative journey for women by women”, gets underway from 15 to 16 March at the Swissôtel Bangkok Ratchada (204 Ratchadaphisek Rd). Organised by Sylvie Baradel, the two-day female-only event is fully dedicated to the exploration of the feminine through interactive workshops, with time and space devoted to body-mind experiences, women’s personal growth, the healing arts, and spirituality sessions—hosted by an array of local and international experienced workshop facilitators. Ticket prices start at B5,400 for both days, and atB2,700 for a day pass. Those interested can register by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 085 0204 777 for more details.
Finally, in April the 5th World Conference on Women Studies 2019 in Bangkok convenes—from 25 to 27 April—at The Hotel Windsor Suites & Convention (10/1 Sukhumvit Soi 20). WCWS 2019 will bring together international experts in the field of women’s studies to share their diverse experiences, discuss, argue and ultimately find solutions to the issues under the theme, “Activism, Solidarity and Diversity: Feminist Movements Toward Global Sisterhood”.
Two female-centric art showcases are taking place this month around Bangkok. Don’t miss the solo exhibition “Coexisting Contradictions” by Korean-born artist Gi-ok Jeon at S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre (160/3 Sukhumvit Soi 33) through 10 March. Until 28 April, glimpse into the “Nature of Art” group exhibition at Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s Sky Lobby (23F Centara Grand); with Panida Phu-Ngamdee being the one and only female artist out of the three.
Featured image credit: one of the artworks by Korean-born artist Gi-ok Jeon at her Coexisting Contradictions exhibition