NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: 43 women from region nominated - The Nation, June 29, 2005
...The respected female Thai monk, Dhammananda, was also
She has peacefully struggled for the rights of women to be ordained
as female monks. She was ordained as a female monk in Sri Lanka
two years ago.
Other Thai women selected for nomination include environmentalists
Dawan Chantarahassadee, of the Klong Dan Local Conservation
Group, Bhinand Chotirosseranee, of the Kanchanaburi Conservation
Club; Thicha Na Nakorn, of the Network of Women and Constitution;
Naulnoi Timkoon, founder of Baan Khru Noi Child Care Centre
for poor children; Wilaiwan Saetia, from the Confederation of
Labour; and Somboon Srikamdokkhae, from the Council of Work
and Environment Related Patients' Network of Thailand.
"The work of these women is a [message] that makes the
world know that peace cannot prevail at once, but rather it
will happen as a result of collective efforts," Supawadee
said. The project's headquarters is in Bern, Switzerland.