Vachararutai (Jan) Boontinand, Secretary
Vachararutai (Jan) Boontinand, PhD, is an academic and development practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience and expertise in democratic citizenship education, critical theory and pedagogy, gender and women’s rights, and labour migration and trafficking. She is currently a Lecturer at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University. Besides her academic experience, she has also worked in various international NGOs, including as the Country Manager of ActionAid Thailand in 2006-2008. She has also authored many publications, in particular, on issues of trafficking in women in South-East Asia.
Dr Boontinand has a PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies from Mahidol University, and Masters in South-East Asian Studies from the University of Hull, UK.
Dr Boontinand was elected as the Secretary of the Board in 2012.