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Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)

How to prevent LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace

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How to prevent LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace
How to prevent LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace

Date and Venue

14 Jun 2023, 13:30 – 15:35

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

About the Event

It’s pride month!  Join us for a public seminar on ‘How to prevent LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace’!

SweCham is pleased to invite you to join a public seminar on ‘How to prevent LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace’ on Wednesday, 14 June 2023, from 13:30-15:35.

Co-hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with the Bangkok Governor and the BMA, we will explore the role of private and public organisations in counteracting and preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace. You will also learn more about the LGBTQI+ supportive workplace policies from a government agency in Sweden. Additionally, don’t miss this chance to watch an animated short film from Sweden, ‘Next Door Letters.’  The organisers welcome your participation and active engagement (With a simultaneous interpreter).

Speakers include

  • Ms. Ulla Perman from Equality Ombudsman in Sweden
  • Mr. Karl Yves Vallin from Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL)
  • Mr. Christian Dassonville from IKEA Thailand
  • Khun James (Rusameekae) Fagerlund

The seminar will be moderated by SweCham Executive Director, Dr. Pojanath Bhatanacharoen.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Time: 13:30 – 15:35

Venue: Multi-function Room, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) (BTS Skytrain National Stadium station, Exit 3) (MAP)

Programme

13:30                      Registration

14:00 – 14:05      Introduction by the moderator

14:05 – 14:10       Remarks by Bangkok Governor

14:10 – 14:15        Remarks by Ambassador of Sweden

14:15 – 14:25

‘What is LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace and how to prevent it; experience from a government agency in Sweden’ by Ms Ulla Perman, Development Officer, Development and Analysis Unit, Equality Ombudsman (*1)

14:25 – 14:35

‘Guiding principles for organisations to prevent LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace’ by Mr Karl Yves Vallin, Managing Director, Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL) (*2)

14:35 – 14:45 ‘How the organisation can benefit from the inclusion and prevention of LGBTQI+ discrimination and harassment in the workplace’ by Mr Christian Dassonville, Country Human Resource Manager, IKEA Thailand

14:45 – 14:55

‘LGBTQI+ visibility, discrimination and harassment in Thailand’s show business’ by James Rusameekae Fagerlund

14:55 – 15:15     Discussion and Q&A

15:15 – 15:20     Conclusion and the end of the seminar

15:20 – 15:35     An animated short Film from Sweden ‘Next Door Letters’

For more information, please visit:

https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/about-sweden-non-swedish-citizens/thailand/business-and-trade-with-sweden/seminar-how-to-prevent-lgbtqi-discrimination-and-harassment-in-the-workplace/

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