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#WorldDayAgainstTraffickinginPersons 🔴 It's time to END Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Did you know? 🚨 Thailand is a country of origin, transit and destination of #HumanTrafficking. Despite its efforts to address the issue, Thailand still lacks effective implementation of legislation to assist the victims and tackle human trafficking. The government must do more to fight against this human rights violation.

⚠️ The fight against human trafficking is weakened by corruption, police cooperation, difficult legal processes, intimidation, and payoffs. The victims are often wary of speaking up out of fear of being mistaken for illegal immigrants and facing prosecution.

🚺 In Thailand, indigenous women are disproportionately victims of human trafficking because of a lack of information and multiple, intersectional forms of discrimination that they face. The absence and denial of citizenship rights also make them particularly vulnerable to human trafficking.

#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings

So how Manushya Foundation fights against human trafficking?

1️⃣ To encourage the international community to make relevant recommendations to Thailand, and push for concrete change, we advocated for the issue during Thailand's 3rd UPR in November 2021.

What's the result? ➡️ Thailand received and accepted 9 recommendations addressing human trafficking. It is now its obligation to fully implement them.

2️⃣ We also addressed human trafficking in our Joint Civil Society Shadow Report for Thailand's CERD Review. After the review, the CERD Committee issued several legally binding recommendations that Thailand must implement:

📌 Ensure an effective fight against trafficking in persons.

📌 Intensify its efforts to investigate, and effectively punish all allegations of human trafficking.

📌 Strengthen protection and assistance for victims, and ensure their access to adequate legal, medical and psychological assistance.

Want to dig deeper into this issue?

➡️ Read our blog post about 'Human Trafficking in Thailand: what are the issues & what can be done?' here.



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