Where We Work

Our Work in Thailand

Thailand is a major source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor.

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.

 

HOW WE ARE HELPING END SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Destiny Rescue is making a huge difference in Thailand for multiple reasons. We’re rescuing many children from the sex industry and we’re working closely with local police to bring human trafficking criminals to justice. Once children we’ve rescued enter our care, we bring them to one of our many Rescue Homes, where they’ll be safe and can grow up in a Christ-centered, loving environment. They’ll also have a chance to learn a vocation such as jewelry making, sewing, hairstyling, barista training, cooking and waitressing at our Destiny Rescue Training & Employment Center, which will help them earn money, ending the cycle of poverty in their lives. And if they so choose, we’ll give them the opportunity to finish primary school, high school, and even go on to earn a degree at a university!

We’re also busy helping at-risk children and families through our various Prevention Programs. Children in these programs receive a proper education, vocational training from our Destiny Rescue Training & Employment Center and, in some instances, a place to live. Plus, we’re helping many poor families become self-supportive through our numerous development initiatives. Our ultimate goal is to prevent precious kids from being forced into the human trafficking industry.

Latest News in Thailand

August 10, 2016

Destiny Rescue’s home in northern Thailand buzzed with excitement as girls in fancy dresses had their hair and makeup done.

Filed Under: Aftercare, Blog, Events, Girls, Prevention, Restoration, Thailand

June 16, 2016

Destiny Rescue’s staff members and volunteers work hard to help girls heal and prepare for the future. But our support doesn’t stop there.

Filed Under: Cambodia, Reintegration, Success Stories, Thailand

May 22, 2016

On the evening of Friday, May 13, a severe storm hit Chiang Rai, Thailand. One of our prevention homes, where 17 children were staying, was seriously damaged.

Filed Under: Prevention, Thailand

Looking for a way to help end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Thailand? Partner with us to fight the atrocity of sexual exploitation of children by Sponsoring a Home in Thailand.