Nartruedee Dendoung


Assistant Professor Nartruedee Dendoung is 54 years old. She was born in Bangkok, and graduated with a B.A. from Silpakorn University and an M.A. from Mahidol University. She worked at Thammasat University, non-governmental organizations, and at New Life Magazine, as an assistant editor.

Now she is an Assistant Professor of Health Sociology and Feminism at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University. Nartruedee works with marginalized and vulnerable people: women and children living in remote areas and on the borders of Thailand. She and her colleagues have worked to prevent malaria, parasites and food-borne illnesses. She works to improve living standards and eradicate social discrimination.

Assistant Professor Nartruedee Dendoung promotes Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. Have you ever asked yourself: “How can I participate in changing the policies, laws and social structures in Thailand to be gender equal?” She has and works at the academic level, the community level, and also at changing the society.

She offers wisdom and compassion on many committees: The 10th National Women’s Plan, Stopping Sexual Harassment at the Work Place, CEDAW: Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women, The Best Practices for Promoting Gender Equality in Government Organizations, Planned Parenthood Association, and others.

Her movement strategies to implement gender equality in Thailand are to deconstruct mystifications, sensitize morals, and empower people to remove human rights violations. Nartruedee Dendoung teaches about gender sensitivity and gender mainstreaming by creating curriculums, handbooks, manuals, trainings and lectures. Her most recent book is The Power and Conflict on Women’s Bodies: Young Women’s Reproductive Rights.

Asssitant Professor Nartruedee Dendoung is a Buddhist woman of compassionate action who is raising women’s status, resisting violence, supporting moral standards and human rights.