Targeting Trafficking Hotspots - Chiang Mai
Human Dev Index:#66 (Aus #5)
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). In an exciting development our partners will open a Crimes Against Children (CAC) facility in Bangkok, using the proven CAC model they have trialled elsewhere. It will also run a minimum of six prevention campaigns in Bangkok targeting high school and university students. In the Mae Hong Son area on the Thai/Burma border, a CAC centre will also be set up to target this transient and vulnerable area. Six further outreaches will include Thai migrant children, a refugee camp outreach and four village school visits.
Why support this
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.
$37,353 per year for three years, totaling $112,061. This is the first year of the project (2018).
- 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.
Expected 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.