Last week was a productive working week for all of us who work to combat human trafficking in Thailand and neighboring countries AAT is honored to be invited as a part of 4 essential events, which are:
(25 Feb 2015) Bangkok: Thai Government meets with civil societies to listen, discuss ways, as well as to address problems at a root cause to combat human trafficking. The event was conducted by Minister of Foreign Affairs, as a Chair of the National Sub-Committee on Public Relations and Legal Affairs under the Policy Committee on Human Trafficking and Illegal Fishing.
(26 Feb 2015), Ubonratchathani: a local meeting (led by the Sub-Committee on Review and Monitoring of Violation of the Rights of Women and Children and Gender Equality) organized in the Thai-Lao border city, Ubonratchathani province. The Sub-Committee’s dialogued with relevant stakeholders (government agency, military, polices, NGOs, and etc.), in response to a rising number of trafficking cases found in “entertainment venues” (restaurants, bars, karaokes) located in Ubonratchathani. In addition, members of an Ubonrathchathani Working Group on Review and Monitoring of Foreign Migrant Labors and Trafficking and a Sub-Committee of the National Operation Center on Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking also joined and used this meeting as a venue for discussion.
(26-27 Feb 2015), A Liberty Alliance Counter-Trafficking Leadership Conference, in Pattaya by theExodus Road. There, we got to meet with other 140 attendees from 50 organizations working to combat human trafficking. It was such a fruitful event. (www.facebook.com/TheExodusRoad)
(27 Feb 2015), A Regional Launching on Health Consequences of Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region by The International Organization for Migration (IOM), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Development Fund. The comprehensive study on health and human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region will surely be an asset for all of us in working the field of trafficking. Congratulations once again on your report launch!
More info. of the Report: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214109X%2815%2970016-1/abstract