Country : Thailand
Organization Name : ECPAT Foundation Thailand
Overview : The ECPAT Foundation began as a pilot project of ECPAT International, focusing on the commercial sexual exploitation of children situated in the North of Thailand. It was registered as a local non-governmental organisation in 1999. The vision of the ECPAT Foundation is the realisation of the rights of all children to live free from child prostitution, child pornography and child trafficking for sexual purposes. Its mission is to work with partners and networking agencies to eliminate these forms of CSEC.
The Foundation has worked as the coordination office with its local partner organisations and networking agencies, including child and youth organisations and the business sector. The Foundation participates in training, seminars, workshops and meetings with local and international agencies at national, provincial, district and grassroots levels. It organises training activities, such as case conferences, CSEC prevention, child sex tourism prevention and fundraising. The main focus of the working strategy of the Foundation is the participation process, brainstorming, planning and sharing knowledge and information in order to raise awareness about CSEC, including human trafficking.
The Foundation works closely with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of medical doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, attorneys, police and Foundation staff to assist victims of CSE and trafficking through a process of investigation, counselling, rehabilitation and reintegration services. The Foundation also works with local networking agencies to prevent CSEC, including child sex tourism and child pornography, not only in Chiang Rai province but also in other northern provinces, such as Phayao and Chiang Mai.
Membership Status : Affiliate Groups