Thailand is a beautiful country known for its beaches, food, villages and an uncountable number of temples.
The country, nicknamed the Land of Smiles, values a warm community and family.
Child Rescue’s top priority
in Thailand is tackling the issue of
child sex trafficking.
Thailand is a popular tourist destination but, sadly, an estimated 31% of tourists do not come to embrace its culture but exploit it. From urban red-light areas to dark alleys in rural communities, bars, brothels and massage parlours sell sex to tourists. Together we can push against this tide in Thailand.
Our work in Thailand
Our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.
Our rescue agents identify child sex trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. We then, along with local and federal law enforcement, raid the sex establishment to free victims, arrest offenders and shut down the place.
When safe, we reunite children with their families or community. We also assess each child’s needs to determine if they need further care from us or another provider.
Our reintegration team creates personalised plans for each child after their rescue to help them stay free. These plans involve reducing a child’s vulnerabilities such as debt, lack of education or mental-health concerns while providing new opportunities for growth and stability.
We identify vulnerable villages and communities that have experienced human trafficking in the past and teach them how to protect themselves against the illegal trade. We work with village elders, local leaders and partner organisations to assess the needs of a community or village and create a 12-month plan to educate and upskill them.
We operate rescue, reintegration and some prevention programs in eight countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More
Stories from Thailand
The power of social media: why the sex trade is migrating from brothels to social media
Lockdowns have closed many sex establishments in Southeast Asia, leaving many former workers wondering where to find an income. …Read Story
Church partnership extends reach of community care
Thailand reintegration team, funded by Child Rescue, is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education…Read Story
Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days
Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest…Read Story
Debunking classic myths about child sex trafficking
Child Rescue has drawn on nearly 20 years of international experience to explain the basic reality of child sex trafficking in Southeast…Read Story