Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Foundation of Thailand (WHRRF)
The Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Foundation of Thailand (WHRRF)" is a non profit organization informally founded by Prof.Kamheang Chaturachinda, MS. Nongluk Boonthai and a professional group in 1998 in order to advocate for access of the Thai women to safe abortion and to improve the Thai's women health through standard quality care. Morbidity and mortality caused by unsafe abortion is a public health concern in Thailand. Stigma and Taboo prevented many Thai women, especially those who are underprivileged, from access to quality safe abortion care and suffering or dying from complications of the unsafe abortion.
The WHRRF is the first NGO in the country working on safe abortion, women's rights, gender based violence, sexuality and reproductive health. Its missions are to promote women's health and reproductive rights, to improve sexual reproductive health quality services and to increase access to the services for women in reproductive age especially under privilege groups in Thailand. It has been official registered by the Ministry of Interior, Thailand in February 7, 2007.
The WHRRF has been involved in programs for prevention of unsafe abortion since 1998 working in collaboration with the Reproductive Health Division, Department of Health Ministry of Public Health (RDH-DOH-MOPH which is responsible for the nation's reproductive health program), the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RTCOG) and the Thai Medical Council (TMC) developing a joint partnership to seek out the solution of women's health and reproductive rights.