On December 2, Advance Diversity Services’ Thai Women’s group enjoyed a basic accessory-making workshop while learning about the importance of recognising and responding to domestic and family violence.
Kanyarat Tresise facilitated the information session with the help of volunteers, Tedheporn Antico and Khanung Ciserain.
The women were especially impressed that Tedhiporn provided all the materials for free and they were able to take home the necklaces, earrings and bracelets they’d made.
Ms Tresise said, "Most female Thai migrants are on spouse visas, and cross-cultural family relationships, DV, divorce and other legal issues are common concerns for Thai women who feel stigmatised when DV occurs and relationships break down.
"Thai women also love practical and creative activities that they can apply to their daily life as a hobby or as a pre-employment skill. Combining accessory-making with a DV awareness-raising session provided a soft entry to difficult conversations."