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Thailand

In Thailand, with the civil society component of the hotspot program, the Freedom Fund is providing support to frontline organisations across a number of fishing and processing hotspots as well as two border crossing areas between Myanmar and Thailand.

The partnership will implement a number of interventions aimed at equipping migrant communities with the tools and knowledge necessary to spot and report forced labour and trafficking, monitor working conditions at the workplace, and also seek compensation and redress when exploitation has taken place.

The private sector, authorities and the general public will also be engaged in the hotspot activities.

The 2015 impact report for the Thailand hotspot can be viewed here.

LIVES IMPACTED 17,664
NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIBERATED 325
NUMBER OF AT-RISK CHILDREN IN SCHOOL 0
COST PER PERSON $34
Total Invested$1.73m

Metric

Total

Lives impacted

Number of active, regular participants of programs supported by the Freedom Fund. Includes members of community vigilance committees, self-help groups, individuals rescued from slavery, and those given educational, psychosocial or income generation services. Excludes those provided with one-time information.

17,664

Total invested

Total funds invested in hotspot programs since the Freedom Fund’s inception.

$1,734,106

Cost per person

Average cost of community interventions per active, regular participant. Excludes grants made to partners working indirectly, e.g. at international policy level or for research and evaluation purposes. Excludes grants made for research and evaluation purposes.

$34

Victims liberated

Number of people liberated from any form of slavery, be it through gradual change of circumstance or shorter “rescue event”. The Freedom Fund’s approach is to only support liberations where services for survivor recovery are provided. We formalised this policy with partners in July 2016. Prior to this date a small proportion of reported liberations may not have included follow-up support.

Survivor recovery services are provided (by Freedom Fund partner or other agency) to ensure the individual can resettle with their family or independently, and can access socio-economic and legal assistance to ensure their freedom can be sustained.

325

Community freedom groups supported

Number of active, local groups, including community vigilance committees and self-help savings and loans groups, formed or supported by Freedom Fund partners.

36

Micro-enterprises started

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals who have started micro-enterprises as a result of Freedom Fund support

2

Survivors accessing psychosocial services

Number of slavery survivors and victims provided with psychosocial support services to help them recover from mental trauma and avoid falling back into situations of extreme exploitation.

132

Individuals with new access to gov't services

Number of people supported by our partners who gain new access to government entitlements such as employment rights, school places, pensions, compensation payments, ID cards, and land rights.

21

Legal cases assisted

Number of individual legal cases that our partners provide any kind of support to, including advice, testimony, direct litigation, and witness protection.

71

Media stories

Number of media stories about slavery and trafficking that can be attributed to the Freedom Fund or its partners’ efforts to generate attention to the issue.

167

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OUR PARTNERS*

Fishwise
Foundation for Education and Development
Human Rights and Development Foundation
Human Rights Watch
Issara Institute
International Labor Rights Forum
Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation
MAP Foundation
Migrant Workers Rights Network
Raks Thai Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Social Responsibility Law Office
Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center
Verite

*Organisations that have received an instalment of funds from the Freedom Fund in Q4 2016. The Freedom Fund works with a range of other partners but they have not received an instalment of funding during this quarter.