Thursday, June 20, 2013
In every difficult locations:
In entertainment places
In detention centers
In communities at risk
In all areas:
From the regional level to the community level
In Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore
At the grassroots as well as policy level
1. Prevention and Protection
We protect over 180 victims of sexual trafficking (Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, Cambodian, Burmese and Chinese) per year. In total 1679 persons were protected including all nationalities.
We rescue around 60 persons from hazardous areas every year for a total of 464 rescued persons.
We provide prevention trainings and interview 650 detainees per year from several nationalities being held in detention centers in Thailand with 3678 beneficiaries in total.
We regularly receive information of missing persons and victims of trafficking from community watchdogs and networks we have established.
We provided scholarships to 160 Stateless children
We have developed 80 youth leaders for trafficking prevention and watchdogs on both the Thai and Lao side per year so a total of 160 leaders
2. Rehabilitation and Reintegration
We repatriated around 100 victims per year (all nationalities) for a total of 475 repatriated girls.
We reintegrate around 30 victims per year into the community in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for a total of 150 persons.
We provide empowerment trainings to 160 women per year in Thailand and Laos with 300 women receiving training so far..
We provide legal support to around 65 victims per year for a total of 365 persons.
50 women and minors receive medical check-up and treatment per year for 250 persons in total.
165 girls receive psychological consultations per year with 825 girls receiving help so far.
We provide various services to 1500 women and minors per year (including food, clothes, suitcases, necessities for women, soap, tooth paste, necessities for baby care, legal documents assistance, contact to families / embassies / immigration for return, coordination for birth of babies / birth registration, assistance for funeral, and education) with a total of 5,500 people receiving services so far.
3. Coordination and Development of Mechanisms
We established the first ever channel for protection and repatriation of trafficked victims from Malaysia. It permited the assistance of 146 cases.
We established a network with organizations from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore for victim protection and repatriation.
We are a member of:
The Sub committee of the National Taskforce Against Trafficking Between Thailand and Laos
The Sub Committee of Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore to Combat Human Trafficking
The National Action Plan of Thailand to Combat Human Trafficking
The committee of Thailand Regions
The provincial Cross Border Committee for Health
Our social workers have been graduated by the Thai government to participate to criminal legal procedures in cases involving children following the Child Protection Act.
We work in close collaboration with several government agencies such as: National Women Union of Laos, Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Thailand, the Anti Human Trafficking Department (AHTD), the Bureau of Anti Trafficking in Women and Children (BATWC), and the Immigration police.
We undertook the first successful official repatriation ever of Vietnamese victims of trafficking from Thailand
We did the first ever successful legal case for foreign victims that won a court process and received compentations from the Thai government.
The verdict of Thailand’s first forced surrogacy case has been announced!
It has been more than a year since we rescued the Vietnamese victims trafficked to become surrogate mothers, and the offend-ers have finally been judged. However, though the traffickers were sentenced as guilty, we are only half way on the road to jus-tice.More
We provide direct field activities in a regional approach covering the full process until reintegration as seen in the following graph.
We use grass roots experience to develop mech anisms
Have a look at the complete actions of AAT see
AAT Reg. Thai prevention actions enable women and minors to keep safe from sexual exploitation and trafficking and encourage victims to leave prostitution. Prevention actions are implemented in several ways: We set up systems in communities at risk to prevent vulnerable women and minors from being trafficked and to be able to protect themselves. We detect missing persons and potential victims for protection on their transit stage before reaching their final destination. We disseminate information in strategic places on trafficking and self protection. We encourage and provide new alternatives to the most vulnerable groups of people and the victims themselves.
The program targets women and minors in general, the ones living in communities at risk such as cross border areas, the most vulnerable ones such as stateless persons, or former victims as well as the ones already involved in prostitution. More / Results
We develop techniques to find and protect victims with law enforcement agencies or other relevant agencies. We also participate to develop protection mechanisms to: strengthen the victim identification process, encourage cross-border victim’s protection, and to support embassies to protect their citizens.
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After been protected from situations of exploitation, AAT Reg. Thai assists victims until their return home. We assist them to access their rights and prepare them for safe return and community reintegration.
We identify the ones kept in detention centers who do not have access to protection and transfer them to adapted centers.
In adapted centers, we provide them with legal support to receive compensations. We also provide them assistance to recover from their mental and physical problems. We then assist them to prepare for their future and build their capacity for community actions. Finally, we prepare them for the different steps of repatriation. More / Results
The role of AAT Reg. Thai is to organize and facilitate repatriation to be safe and convenient for women and minors. AAT Reg. Thai works with both the origin and destination country on preparation, coordination and reception. Our role is to speed up the process, to work in order that victims will be well treated and not be re-trafficked at their arrival. It is also to make sure that their confidentiality will be respected and that they will not be persecuted.
AAT Reg. Thai participates to develop repatriation mechanisms between origin and destination countries and support embassies and relevant agencies for repatriation. AAT Reg. Thai follows up with them just after their return. More / Results