Siriwan Vongkietpaisan

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Siriwan
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Ms.Vongkietpaisan is Director at SR Law Firm. She obtainer her BA in Law at Ramkhamhaeng University. While in university, she joined a student group and was exposed to fundraising and campaigning for orphans and retirement centers. In 1986, she was voted president of the club and dealt for the first time with gender issues as male members complained that women attempted to control the discussion forum. Upon graduation, she joined the credit card unit of Central Department stores as a loan officer and spent time authorizing court cases and advocating for Central as a lawyer. In 1995 she joined Citibank as a loan and credit officer, assisting to prosecute people not in compliance with Citibank agreements. Ms. Siriwan created an independent and self-sustaining law firm, SR Law, which includes for-profit work while running an independent pro-bono center especially for women and children. Her mission is reducing human trafficking and labor abuses, while establishing more protections for the rights of migrant workers in Thailand. By focusing on precedent-setting legal cases, education, and network building of monitoring groups, Ms. Siriwan and her law firm are reforming discriminatory laws, bringing traffickers to justice, and ensuring that poor and disadvantaged groups in Thailand have access to the legal system.