Targeting Trafficking Hotspots – Chiang MaI – Year 3

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FUNDING STATUS

FUNDED!
$28,750 $47,500
Project Code: THA-ZOE-TTH-P03

OVERVIEW

This project builds upon the previous project supported by Entrust Foundation to help fight trafficking in Thailand. It leverages our partner’s partnership with Thai law enforcement, anti-trafficking organisations and faith communities to make a significant and targeted impact in preventing child trafficking in one of Thailand’s major hot spots. Prevention campaigns will be conducted targeting migrant children, villages in northern Thailand and in particular, schools in urban areas in 2020. This project supports outreach events together with three Trafficking Prevention staff. It will also build an on-line presence as traffickers continue to shift their methods to coerce and trap children.

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT

Our implementing partner has a great deal of experience in trafficking prevention, rescue and restoration. On a recent visit we were very impressed with many exciting breakthroughs and plans. Our partners work along the full spectrum of trafficking, with this project expanding the work further afield to extensive problem areas. They work closely with the government and are well respected internationally and locally for their work. It is evident that our partners are leaders in the fight against trafficking and have made significant progress since their work started in Thailand in 2003.

BUDGET

$47,500 for Year 3 2020 (final year of the project), totaling $132,353.

THE NEED

There is still a great deal of ignorance regarding trafficking in Thailand. Many of the at-risk areas are poor, uneducated and undocumented – prime prey for traffickers. And it is not ‘just’ sex traffickers, but slave labour and enforced begging. Without education and awareness, many poor communities will remain vulnerable to trafficking. A collaborative effort between various agencies will improve the success rate. More traffickers are using the internet and phones as a way to target vulnerable children, especially when they are away from their families at boarding school.

LIFE CHANGE

  • Communities empowered to avoid traffickers and their snares
  • Increased likelihood of people rescued from trafficked situations due to increased awareness
  • Reduction in number of people trafficked
  • Children will have the confidence and networks to recognise the dangers and will feel stronger in pushing back against risky situations

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