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Emerging Issues in Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Conversation with demographer and human rights activist Kritaya Archavanitkul, 10/25/96 by Harry Kriesler
Photo by S. Beth Atkin

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Dr. Kritaya Archavanitkul is a demographer with the Institute for Population and Social Research at Mahidol University in Thailand. She visited the Berkeley campus in October of 1996 as a guest of the Human Rights Center and the School of Public Health, and received an award for her research and efforts to end the trafficking of girls and women in Thailand's sex industry. You can read a brief biography of Dr. Kritaya.

Welcome to a Conversation on International Affairs. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our distinguished guest today is Dr. Kritaya Archavanitkul, who is a demographer at the Institute of Population and Social Research at Mahidol University in Thailand. Dr. Kritaya is being honored today by the University of California for her work in human rights. Joining us on the set is Gaye Tharawan, who will translate for Dr. Kritaya.

  1. Background ... research academic vs. human rights advocate ... public education
  2. The Role of Women ... the strength of women activists ... building consensus on women's issues
  3. Sex Traffic ... Thai cultural support ... political reform
  4. Human Rights Work ... being prepared to listen
  5. How to Help ... one among many

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