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United to end the violence against women
. Ban Ki-moon
"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act."
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.


Network of Men Leaders

Members of the Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders

Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak

Dr. Kittipong KittayarakDr. Kittipong has been instrumental in shaping judicial reform in Thailand. His career accomplishments include the implementation of new drug diversion programs, the supervision of major organizational reform of the Ministry of Justice of Thailand, and the introduction of restorative justice and community justice programs as an alternative to the mainstream criminal justice system. In 2008, he was appointed as permanent secretary of the Ministry of Justice, the highest position of civil servants. He is the youngest civil servant to serve as permanent secretary.

Dr. Kittipong is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Thailand Institute of Justice, a newly established public organization. He also gives lectures at the Bar Association of Thailand, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, and Ramkamhaeng University, and is a frequent visiting expert at the United Nations Asia and the Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition, he is on the board of directors of Transparency International Thailand and on the board of trustees of Mahidol University. Among his many honors, he was selected "Man of the Year" by the Association for the Promotion of Women's Status under the Royal Patronage in 2000.

Dr. Kittipong earned an LL.M. degree at Cornell Law School in 1983 and returned to Thailand, where he qualified for the Thai bar. He subsequently studied at Harvard Law School and Stanford, where he obtained another LL.M. degree and a J.S.D. degree in 1988 and 1990 respectively.