Thailand Trafficking Case Studies
Translations provided by the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN)
After being rescued, staff from Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) has contacted this fisherman’s father. Soon after hearing his father’s voice, he has let out his joy through tear. His employer has broke his contract which stated that he can go back home after working for 2 years by forcing this fisherman to work on the boat continuously. His employer said if he want to go back, he should find the way by himself. However, the boat’s captain has took away all his documents so he decided to jump out of the boat and work and live on Ambon island in Indonesia.
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The Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) was established in 2004 by a small group of individuals aiming to work in the field of social work, emphasizing migrant labour issues in Samut Sakhon province. LPN observed that a large number of migrant children lacked education due to neglect from guardians as well as being involved in forced child labor.
LPN first operated in 2004 as a private development group aiming to eliminate the unfair treatment of migrant labourers. Initially, adequate funding was a challenge, however this changed when LPN was registered as a legitimate NGO. The legal approval of LPN and the increasing number of migrant laborers and their issues resulted in an increase of support for the LPN from various organizations. The increase in support for the foundation significantly enhanced the effectiveness of our operations.
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