14 June 2023 from 13.30-15.35 hrs.
Multi-function Room, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
Co-hosted by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok
Registration here https://shorturl.at/wKLOW
The seminar aims to focus on how to counteract discrimination and prevent harassment in the workplace and to introduce LGBTQI+ supportive workplace policies by drawing experiences from Sweden. It is based on the firm belief that everyone’s enjoyment of human rights, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation is a key feature of democratic societies and every organization, both public and private, has a clear role in this.
The seminar will be inaugurated by Bangkok Governor and Ambassador of Thailand. Presenters include Ms. Ulla Perman from Equality Ombudsman, Mr. Karl Yves Vallin from Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL), Mr. Christian Dassonville from IKEA Thailand and James (Rusameekae) Fagerlund.
The seminar is open to the public and we welcome your participation and active engagement. It will be conducted in both English and Thai with simultaneous interpreter. The seminar will follow by an animated short film from Sweden "Next Door Letters".
14.00 -14.05 hrs.
Introduction by the moderator
14.05 - 14.10 hrs.
Remarks by Bangkok Governor
14.10 - 14.15 hrs.
Remarks by Ambassador of Sweden
14.15 - 14.25 hrs.
“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 hrs.
“Guiding principles for organizations 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 hrs.
“How the organization 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 hrs.
“LGBTQI+ visibility, discrimination and harassment in Thailand’s show business” by James (Rusameekae) Fagerlund
14.55 - 15.15 hrs.
Discussion and Q&A
15.15 - 15.20 hrs.
Conclusion and the end of the seminar
15.20 - 15.35 hrs.
An animated short Film from Sweden “Next Door Letters”
(*1) A government agency in Sweden tasked with supervising the laws relating to discrimination on the basis of someone's sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age
(*2) RFSL is a civil society movement in Sweden and one of the oldest LGBTIQ organisations in the world working with a broad program to secure the rights and improve the lives of LGBTIQ+ persons