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 two of Thailand’s hot spots – Mae Hong Son Province (victim source) and Bangkok (victim destination). After first trialling a Crimes Against Children (CAC) Centre in 2015, a new CAC Centre was established in the transient and vulnerable areas of Mae Hong Song in 2018. Our partners are also working towards opening a Crimes Against Children (CAC) facility in Bangkok. In addition, approximately 12 prevention campaigns will be conducted throughout Thailand targeting migrant children, refugee camps and villages in Northern Thailand and schools in urban areas.
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.
$47,500 per year for three years, totaling $122,208. This is the second year of the project (2019).
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.