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Wednesday, April 17 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Human Trafficking in Thailand

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The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) defines human trafficking as the “recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation.” Thailand is recognized as a key destination for human trafficking within Southeast Asia. The majority of trafficking victims found there are Thai nationals who are trafficked for sexual exploitation domestically and to a number of countries internationally. In addition, Thailand’s relative prosperity also attracts migrants from neighboring countries, including Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia, who flee conditions of poverty and political repression without proper permissions or paperwork. This presentation discusses the nature of human trafficking in Thailand as well as the anti-trafficking work of the Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC), a non-profit, non-governmental organization led by two-time Nobel Prize nominee, Sompop Jantraka.

Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
DS 24/26
  • Moderator Diane Bessel-Matteson

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