Our Work in Thailand
Thailand is a picturesque country and a popular tourist destination for more than 11 million people each year. Sadly, Thailand also has a reputation for sex tourism – Pattaya being at the top of the list, boasting the title, “The sex capital of the world” and accommodating over 5 million tourists annually. The high demand for prostitution and the fact that this industry brings in billions of dollars each year to the Thai economy has caused many government officials, politicians and police to turn a blind eye to illegal activities– making it very difficult to crack down on sex trafficking.
Unfortunately, Thailand has become a major source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor.