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.

Population: 68M

Capital: Bangkok

TIP:Tier 2

 

Destiny Rescue has been an established anti-trafficking presence in Thailand for over a decade. Our rescue agents find and rescue children from being sexually exploited online and in commercial establishments through raids and undercover rescue operations.

 

EXPLOITATION OCCURS
ONLINE AND
INSIDE ESTABLISHMENTS

Sex trafficking
and exploitation

in Thailand


Thailand is a tourist hotspot, but sadly, some tourists exploit its citizens via the sex industry rather than enjoy its rich culture and stunning sights.

Both adults and children are victims of sex trafficking in massage parlors, brothels, bars, hotels and karaoke lounges throughout the country.

Sometimes private residences outside urban areas are used to abuse victims in an attempt to avoid the attention of authorities, rather than carrying out the crime in the country’s notorious red-light districts.

Children are especially vulnerable to exploitation. Often they’re lured by traffickers into commercial sex through dating and chat apps and social media platforms, then coerced to perform sex acts through videos and photos on the internet. Victims may also be blackmailed with the threat of exposing their explicit images. 

In 2023, our team accomplished:

688

RESCUED

251

CHILDREN RESCUED

20

AVERAGE AGE OF SURVIVOR

Latest rescues in Thailand


116
116 people were rescued over the course of a few weeks.
39
Thirty-nine people were rescued from various types of trafficking across Asia.
3
Three young boys were rescued at the Nepal border before traffickers could get them across.

Our work in Thailand


Undercover Investigations

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.

Raid Operations

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.

OSEC

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.

After Rescue

After rescue, survivors are entrusted to government agencies and their standard processes or another local organization offering appropriate aftercare services.


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We operate rescue and reintegration in multiple countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.

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