Chariya has the academic and work experience, a career long commitment to the rights of the venerable people, and aim for sustainable development and peaceful society.
She has been engaged in the child development in various settings from YMCA youth summer camps, Indochinese refugee camps, university students, disadvantaged children groups and children with no identity at the border areas of Thailand.
Chariya hold a Master degree of Social Work and a Bachelor degree of Arts (French and psychology from Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand. Her thesis for Master of Social Work in 1984 was a study on the knowledge and attitude of Thammasat’s first year students towards sex education where she recommended for family life education, reproductive health education, including gender equality and sensitivity.
With Save the Children UK, Thailand office, she engaged in the preparation for the ratification of the UNCRC in Thailand through supporting many networks for children i.e. disability, labour, trafficking, sexual abused etc. She had provided monitoring and evaluation for the pilot projects supported by SCF UK through NGOs and GOs and worked towards scaling up for best practice by supporting change, especially, in Government policy.
As a professor of social work at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University, she has developed the curricula on Medical Social Work and Industrial Social Work. In addition, she has involved in the preparation of a standard for elderly care for Ministry of Human Development and Social Security. She has worked with Faculty of Social Work, University of Sydney on various tasks and occasions.
With Plan International, Thailand office, she supported partner organizations to set up the child protection system at community level, as well as, in the cyberspace. she has the opportunity to support the advocacy on the Right to Identity, learn without fear, gender equality and for Thailand to be the first country to become Party to the Optional Protocol to the UNCRC on a communications procedure.
She has been involved in the trainnings and curricula development for youth groups, university students, GOs and NGOs, INGOs including, the youth without legal identity at the border areas in the Northern region of Thailand and the Morgan, Sea gypsy in the Southern region of Thailand, on the issues of child rights, child protection, gender equality, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.