Field report: Research Better Trafficking Protection for Boys in Thailand

Goal:

 To support a three-month study by Love146Thailand.  

Summary:

Sexual exploitation and trafficking knows no gender.  One in six boys are sexually abused before reaching adulthood, and in some nations, the exploitation and abuse of boys far outweighs that of girls. Despite the facts, sexual exploitation of men and boys is often misunderstood and ignored, and organizations seeking to help male victims are under-supported.  Social and cultural norms assume men and boys are inherently strong and thus, invulnerable to sexual exploitation. However, research continues to show these assumptions are wrong. Love146 understands this and focuses on understanding the exploitation of boys who are among the most vulnerable groups—those presently living and/or working on the streets.

Outcome:

Thanks to donations from our supporters, Love146 is now able to support their three-month study. This data will help organizations better serve at-risk boys in the present as well as in the future.

Note:

As of April 2015, research was underway in Thailand to help better serve trafficked and exploited boys. 


Our partner in this campaign:

Love146

Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But for Love146 the hope of ending it is a reality. Love146 is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. They believe in the power of love and its ability to effect sustainable change.