©2019 by Manushya Foundation.

Founded in 2017, Manushya Foundation serves as a bridge to engage, mobilise, and empower agents of change by: connecting humans through inclusive coalition building and; by developing strategies focused at placing local communities’ voices in the centre of human rights advocacy and domestic implementation of international human rights obligations and standards.


Manushya Foundation strengthens the solidarity and capacity of communities and grassroots to ensure they can constructively raise their own concerns and provide solutions in order to improve their livelihoods and the human rights situation on the ground.


Programme Officer

Suphamat Phonphra is our Programme Officer responsible for overseeing sub-grantees, from different human rights sectors, working to promote and advance human rights on the ground, strengthening the capacity of their communities and building credible evidence for evidence-based advocacy. She provides technical and financial support to all sub-grantees working on indigenous women's rights, migrant workers, labour rights, SOGIE rights, women empowerment, combating gender-based violence, sex workers' rights, legal access to safe abortion, land-related rights, management of natural resources, rights of people living with HIV and drug users, rights of people with disabilities, the protection of human rights defenders and legal aid services. She is also in charge of organizing policy dialogues between local communities and government agencies to ensure communities can present their evidence-based solutions and advocate to further the realization of their rights. Suphamat started her career at BABSEACLE, where she served as the Access to Justice Initiative Coordinator, responsible for fundraising, liaising with outside institutions in both Thailand and Southeast Asia, and for providing legal ethics training to lawyers from Southeast Asia, as part of the Clinical Legal Education Programs. Suphamat graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Phayao, Thailand, and is passionate about community empowerment and human rights. She received the 2017 Alumni Award from the University of Phayao for her accomplishment in developing legal ethics curriculum for law students, teaching them how to respect and work with local communities while providing pro-bono legal aid services.

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