Thailand

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Protecting Vulnerable Women and Children in Thailand

GST strives to protect the children and women against all forms of violence, abuse, neglect, harassment, assault, discrimination and exploitation. We are committed to provide a safe and healthy environment that fosters the children’s physical, intellectual, social, emotional, moral and spiritual development.

The 3 main programs in GST strategy are:

  • Gender Based Violence Program Strategy outlining its operational focus for the period 2017-2021 in order to set clear goals and objectives for the work in elimination all forms of violence against women and girls in Thailand.
  • Child protection Program – Goal is to contribute increasing social awareness of child protection as a first step to reducing violence, abuse and neglect of children in Thailand.
  • Anti-human trafficking program goal is prevention of exploitation and trafficking of women and children and protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors.

Activities

150 families of Myanmar origin working as informal workers in the seafood industry and construction sector. Almost all of the beneficiaries in the seafood industry live in overcrowded slums built on stilts above unclean still sea-waters. Those in the construction sector live in shanties built by the developers near the construction sites with unclean common community bathing areas and water sources.

The 150 families will be provided the following:

  • 1. Food rations (rice, milk, noodles, etc) for 3 months to meet immediate nutrition requirements
  • Face masks and hand sanitizers as preventive measures against COVID19. (616)

PROJECTS LOCATIONS

Phuket, Bangkok, Chiangmai, Nongkhai

HIGHLIGHTS

10

Projects

10,000

Beneficiaries

1000

Local staff

AREAS OF INTERVENTION

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Human Rights
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Emergency Relief

COUNTRY BACKGROUND / OVERVIEW

Thailand’s population is 69.6 million. There are 4.9 million non-Thai individuals living/working in Thailand. 3.9 million are low-skilled workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar; many have an irregular status. Approximately 470,000 persons reside in Northern regions, near the border of Myanmar. Members of hill tribes, are likely stateless or at risk. Tourism is the main source of foreign currency. 38.28 million tourists visited Thailand in 2018 and is ranked in the top 10 World travel destinations. China provides the largest percentage of tourists (27.5%). Thailand’s deep-rooted structural problems have many observers calling for Education System Reform. Border closures/lockdowns associated with the 2020 (COVID-19) pandemic have flattened Thailand’s tourist trade. Dips in tourist levels have created key economic weakness.

Facts and figures

14% of children of secondary-school age are not in school. The largest proportion of children not in school are from disadvantaged communities, migrants, or children living with a disability.*

40% of non-Thai children of primary-school entry age do not attend grade

1. 34% of non-Thai children of secondary-school age are not in secondary school

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*from Unicef website: education

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