Thailand is a beautiful country known for its villages, temples, buddhas, and irresistible beaches.
The country, nicknamed the Land of Smiles, values warm community and family.
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Destiny Rescue has been an established anti-trafficking presence in Thailand for over a decade. Our rescue agents find and rescue children from sex trafficking mostly through covert rescue but also raids.
Thailand is a tourist hotspot, but sadly, about 31% of tourists do not come to embrace its culture but exploit it via its sex industry. The sex industry, which is currently being restricted by Covid-19, is in urban red-light districts and rural areas. Children caught up in this industry are victims of sex trafficking in Thailand.
The sex industry is moving online too. Pimps market and sell children on social media platforms. Of survivors rescued via covert missions in 2021, 63% were found on the internet.
Often, sex-trafficked children in Thailand are trying to fund their education.
“Ninety-nine per cent of the girls never want to be in this situation,” one of our rescue agents says.
In 2022, our team accomplished:
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Our work in Thailand
Our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.
Our rescue agents identify child sex trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. We then, along with local and federal law enforcement, coordinate a sting operation to rescue the children and arrest perpetrators.
The online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) has exploded in recent years. Using cutting-edge software and innovative investigatory methods, our agents are rescuing children even as perpetrators are located and prosecuted.
When safe, we reunite children with their families or community. We also assess each child’s needs to determine if they need further care.
We operate rescue and reintegration programs in multiple countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More
Stories from Thailand
What is OSEC?
Kids are being exploited online at an alarming rate. Learn more about this complex problem and how we can address it….Read Story
Operation “Dark corner”
Destiny Rescue agents in Thailand have been working closely with police coordinating raids to rescue children from the sex industry….Read Story
Destiny Rescue’s record-breaking year
The milestone is thanks to rapid expansion across our project nations….Read Story
Bracing for “flood” of child sex abuse
Covid-19 restrictions took away jobs for many people in Thailand. Once restrictions ease, they’ll be desperate for work. …Read Story
The power of social media: why the sex trade is migrating from brothels to social media
Lockdowns have closed many sex establishments in Southeast Asia, leaving many former workers wondering where to find an income. …Read Story
Church partnership extends reach of community care
Destiny Rescue is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education program to survivors enrolled in…Read Story
Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days
Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest…Read Story
The girl who rescued herself: Malee’s story
Malee heard about Destiny Rescue from her close friend, next, she made a decision that would change the path of her life…Read Story
Aspiring missionary defeats her dark past: Dao’s story
Five years after her rescue, Dao shares about her journey out of the clutches of the sex industry, through healing and into…Read Story
Adapting in Aftercare
COVID-19’s impact on our projects is different in each country. Destiny Rescue teams are adapting in innovative and meaningful ways to continue…Read Story
Best Friends Give Back
Chanchira*, 17, and Apichaya*, 16, came to Thailand’s Promise Home recently. Originally from the same hill tribe village, these two girls are…Read Story
National Staff: The Changemakers
The problem of human trafficking is a global phenomenon, and we truly believe that only a collective, national and international response will…Read Story
Daring to Dream: A Rescue Story
Poverty is a dream killer and an all too familiar part of the story for many girls that come through Destiny Rescue,…Read Story
Letter from Lawan
This is one of many success stories we have involving children we rescue. When a sponsored rescued child is reintegrated, they leave…Read Story
Building Houses Building Lives
It was our privilege, our heart wrenching privilege, to send out a small band of volunteers to HELP build a house for…Read Story
Shattered Dreams…to Hope Again!
One young girl had a dream of becoming a nurse, but after her parents couldn’t afford to send her to school anymore,…Read Story