Former Senior Program Coordinator, Thailand and Laos

Ruengrawee Pichaikul formerly served as The Asia Foundation’s senior program coordinator in Thailand, where she managed and developed programs in Thailand and Laos focused on women’s empowerment, human rights, legal and constitutional reform, local governance, development of legal aid programs for tsunami survivors, and civic/voter education. She developed and implemented training curriculums for gender, human rights, and local governance training. She also served as regional advisor for the Foundation’s programs on trafficking in persons and violence against women for the countries in the Mekong subregion.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Pichaikul was a human rights master trainer with the United Nations Border Relief Operation (UNBRO) Information Program. She also spent several years working with Indochinese refugees with the Joint Voluntary Agency, U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. She is the founding member of the Women and the Constitution Network. She also served as advisor to the Standing Committee on Human Rights, Women’s Affairs, and various sub-committees focusing on human rights, gender, justice administration, and health issues.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ramkhamkaeng University, Bangkok; master’s degree in Political Science with a foculs on Justice System Administration at Kasetsart University, Bangkok.