People's Empowerment Foundation

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About Us

People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) is a registered independent non-governmental organization that was established in 2006 to address the needs of grassroots civil society networks in Thailand. PEF acts as the secretariat for a coalition of community-based organizations (CBOs) and maintains close working relationships with other partner organizations and networks within the country and throughout Southeast Asia.

Our mission is to create sustainable mechanisms for individual actors, community organizations, grassroots coalitions and popular movements to work together to achieve social change.

Our objectives are:

  • To increase the organizational capacity of civil society networks and CBOs in Thailand;
  • To facilitate direct engagement between various community networks and organizations for the purpose of cultivating a unified civil society movement promoting human rights, human security, peace and democracy in Thailand.