The DASchild Foundation
Trafficking of people and irregular migration across borders in the Greater Mekong Region has been going on in the last few decades due to the changing economic- political landscapes of the region. While Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Yunnan (China) are transition economies from centralized planning to liberalized markets and Burma remains a centrally- planned society, Thailand has always followed free-market principles where movements of capital and labor propel its economic development.
Thailand is a hub for trafficking and irregular migration. It sends its own workers to richer countries; and is also a receiving and transit point for people from poorer countries. Although migrant workers in Thailand have contributed much to the local economy by providing cheap labor in agricultural, fisheries, manufacturing, and service industries, it remains undervalued, invisibilized, and worst, criminalized.
Women and children are most vulnerable in their working and living conditions. Children of trafficked and/or irregular migrant workers have no access to education and health services. While women are generally employed in cheap, dangerous and dirty jobs as domestic and sex workers.
There is an urgent need to prevent the trafficking of women and children and to provide development support and legal services for those who have been victimized.
A fair and just world that provides for decent life and work.
The DAS child Foundation aims to raise funds to prevent the trafficking of women and children and to provide support and development initiatives for victims of trafficking in Thailand.
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