Country Thailand
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act B.E. 2551 (2008) defines "exploitation" to cover sexual exploitation, pornography production/distribution, other forms of sexual exploitations, slavery, forced begging, forced labour, trade in organs, or other similar forms of exploitation regardless of consent being given or not. The Act includes the following key elements: 1) heavier penalties on all persons involved in human trafficking; 2) compensation which victims may claim from the offender for any damages caused by human trafficking; and 3) shelter and other necessities including physical, psycho-social, legal, educational, and health care provided to victims.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Thailand to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2009