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Nanchanok Wongsamuth

Thailand to improve police training to tackle human trafficking nationwide

Jul 29 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's top anti-trafficking cop has vowed to boost training for police nationwide to better respond to a rising number of cases of sexual exploitation and forced labour outside Bangkok.

Labour abuse fears rise for Thai migrant workers in Israel under new deal

Jul 21 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai agricultural workers in Israel will be at greater risk of labour abuses under a new partnership between the governments, advocates said, voicing concerns that the United Nations migration agency (IOM) would no longer oversee the process.

Thailand's migrant sex workers fear for the future

Jul 01 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bua used to earn up to 40,000 baht ($1,300) a month as a sex worker in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai when the coronavirus forced entertainment venues to close, leaving her jobless.

FEATURE -Thailand's migrant sex workers fear for the future

Jun 30 2020

BANGKOK, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bua used to earn up to 40,000 baht ($1,300) a month as a sex worker in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai when the coronavirus forced entertainment venues to close, leaving her jobless.

Thai pageant for deaf LGBT+ people goes regional to fight discrimination

Jun 29 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai beauty pageant for deaf LGBT+ people is to open up to contestants from other countries in Southeast Asia to raise regional awareness of the "double discrimination" they face.

Thailand's tourism social enterprises help locals hit by coronavirus

Jun 23 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Thai travel consultancy Local Alike saw its revenue drop to zero due to the coronavirus outbreak, it started selling products from villages through social media.

Online child sex abuse in Thailand nears record high with coronavirus

Jun 18 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Online child sex abuse cases in Thailand are set to hit a record high this year, police said on Thursday, with cybersex predators exploiting the new coronavirus crisis to target more children.

Top brands probe 'union-busting' as virus spurs sackings at factories in Asia

Jun 09 2020

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major brands including carmaker BMW and fashion label Zara are investigating reports of mass sackings of union workers in their supply chains, amid fears from labour advocates that coronavirus has fuelled 'union-busting' at factories across Southeast Asia.

Online child sex abuse cases triple under lockdown in Philippines

May 29 2020

BANGKOK, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cases of online child sex abuse in the Philippines have tripled under coronavirus, the government said, with campaigners warning that the country's lockdown has left more children vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers and cash-strapped relatives.

Exclusive: Thailand found failing to log fishermen's complaints of abuse and slavery

May 27 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Complaints of labour abuses and slavery on Thai fishing boats are routinely going unreported by the authorities, an analysis by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed, raising fears that hundreds of fishermen have been denied justice and compensation.

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