Dawan Chantarahassadee – Thailand

Linked with our presentations of the Klong Dan Local Conservation Group – Thailand, and of The Assembly of the Poor AOP – Thailand.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “We must fight unwaveringly, audaciously, sincerely, with hope of nothing in return, and continue to take a clear and firm stand. There is nothing to be afraid of.”

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Dawan Chantarahassadee – Thailand

She works for the Klong Dan Local Conservation Group

Dawan Chantarahassadee graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Ramkamhaeng University, and is hailed as “an academic among commoners of Klong Dan”. After working in a private firm, she returned to her birthplace and with her husband opened a restaurant in the community where she traces her ancestry back three generations. The turning point in her life was in 1999 when she became involved in the campaign against the corrupt Klong Dan Waste Water Treatment Project in Samut Prakarn (Klong Dan), East of Bangkok. (Read this on 1000peacewomen).

Ecxerpt: … She has peacefully struggled for the rights of women to be ordained as female monks. She was ordained as a female monk in Sri Lanka two years ago … (Read on Angkor.com).

Read ‘People’s declaration to the ADB‘.

Read ‘articles on Environmental Activism & Conservation‘.

Read ‘too hot to handle‘.

links:

Alternative Events on Globalization;

Samut Prakarn Wastewater Management Project;

A text of the Asian Development Bank ADB.

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