Though Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development over the years, it remains a trafficking hot spot.
Thailand is a source, transit and destination country for sex and labor trafficking, and increasing online sexual exploitation.
Ethinic minorities, those who are stateless, and people from Thailand’s remote highlands are at heightened risk.
In 2023, LIFT joined Hagar. It works to prevent and prosecute human trafficking by strengthening systems.
When she was 15 years old, a member of her community asked Fai if she wanted a job serving drinks at a karaoke bar. They paid for her to get to the bar and set her up to live nearby. It seemed like a great offer, but instead turned into a terrible tale of sex trafficking.
Fai’s harrowing story of exploitation ultimately ended in freedom through justice with her brave testimony and LIFT International’s dedicated support.