Khon Kaen University recognizes the importance of improving the health of individuals of all ages and contributing to the achievement of health equity. In 1996, a group of academics from the Faculty of Nursing formed the Women’s Health Interest Group (WHIG). WHIG goals were to provide research on women’s health, to disseminate information and to provide consultation throughout the region.
Exceeding initial plans, WHIG became a mechanism to improve research capacity and clinical practice of health care providers. Activities included organizing training courses in Thailand and Southeast Asian countries, advocating women’s issues and identifying measures to improve the status of women and their health. In order to reflect this progress, in 2002, the group was renamed as the Centre for Research and Training on Women’s Health (CRTWH). This was later tailored what has become today’s Centre for Research and Training on Gender and Women’s Health (CRTGWH). The centre recognizes gender as an important part of one’s life as it refers to the social and economic roles, responsibilities and opportunities that society and families assign to both women and men.
Centre for Research and Training on Gender and Women's Health
Gallery of Women's Day 2014
One Billion Rising for Justice
CRTGWH membership application is now open