Sita Sumrit, (Ph.D.)August 30, 2018
An avid advocate for women’s rights and gender justice, Dr. Sita Sumrit has worked on women empowerment for more than ten years with international organisations, NGOs and academic institutions. Her areas of work include women’s access to justice, gender and sustainable development, women political leadership and elimination of violence against women and girls. She is currently a Chief of Women and Children Empowerment Programme at the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ). Prior to TIJ, she was a regional research advisor for Oxfam Asia Regional Office, a gender officer, supporting Gender Equality Law, at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN FAO) in Vietnam and consultant to various development projects in Asia. She represented Thailand at the US-ASEAN Women Leadership Forum in 2016 and was awarded the Human Development Academic Fellowship for Asia and the Pacific on Women Empowerment from UNDP in 2008. Sita received her PhD and Mphil from University of Cambridge and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.