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Rescued human trafficking victims in Thailand nears record high

Jul 22 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labor in neighboring Malaysia causing a jump in the illegal trade.

Thai coalition party vows to row back on fishing industry laws

Jun 28 2019

SAMUT SAKHON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A political party set to form part of Thailand's new coalition government vowed on Friday to relax laws governing the country's multi-billion dollar fishing industry, a move labor activists warned could increase exploitation and abuse of workers.

Thai model launches picture books to confront sex education taboos

Jun 26 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children's books to teach young people about sex in a country where sexual abuse is rarely discussed and teenage pregnancies have rocketed.

Thai model launches picture books to confront sex education taboos

Jun 25 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children's books to teach young people about sex in a country where sexual abuse is rarely discussed and teenage pregnancies have rocketed.

Thai police say cybersex traffickers targeting boys from wealthy families

Jun 17 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai cybersex traffickers are targeting teenage boys from wealthy backgrounds, often luring them by posing as young girls, the deputy head of a child sex abuse task force said on Monday.

Myanmar doctor's license revoked due to bikini Facebook posts

Jun 14 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Myanmar model and doctor said she would appeal against a medical council decision to revoke her license for posting photos of herself on Facebook in revealing outfits and bikinis.

Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist

Jun 04 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's crackdown on exploitation and slavery in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry will only succeed if its neighbors step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labor rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

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