ECPAT Foundation has been working since 1998 to prevent child sexual exploitation in the Northern provinces of Thailand, and initially started out as a project of ECPAT International. Due to the scale of the problem facing children, in 1999 the Foundation established itself as a legal entity, officially registering with the Kingdom of Thailand after completion of the project. The Foundation is a key member of the ECPAT Global Network joining the fight against all forms of sexual exploitation of children (SEC).
Our vision is the realization of the right of all children in Thailand to live free from all forms of sexual exploitation.
Increase awareness, participation, and capacity of all relevant stakeholders at the local, national, regional, and global levels so stakeholders are equipped to tackle all manifestations of child sexual abuse.
Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, this project works with three stakeholder groups in the fight against sexual exploitation of children: high risk children, vulnerable communities, and businesses in the tourism sector.
Supported by Save the Children Thailand
Project Goal: To empower the most at-risk children, especially those from ethnic minorities and stateless children, and provide them with skills and learnings to protect themselves from sexual exploitation of children or being affected by early pregnancy.
Supported by Diakonia Thailand
Project Goal: To prevent exploitation against migrant workers and their families and to ensure their safe migration into Thailand, this project targets migrant youth in northern Thailand to build up their leadership potential as they raise awareness and as we explicitly encourage both the government and businesses to respect and protect child and family rights.
With support from KNH, this project sees an expansion of ECPAT Foundation onto the national stage as we advocate for changes in policies and laws that will protect children, often with the aid of child advocates.
The project is a 2-year project duration (2017 - 2019) in Phuket area. Supported by: TUI Project
Project Goal: To promote the participation of relevant stakeholders with the aim of promoting child rights to stay safely from sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.