The USAID Thailand Counter Trafficking in Persons Project (USAID Thailand CTIP) seeks to reduce trafficking in persons (TIP) and to better protect the rights of trafficked persons in Thailand by reducing demand and incentives for using trafficked labor, empowering at-risk populations to safeguard their rights, and strengthening protection systems for survivors. As a source, transit, and destination country, Thailand is susceptible to multiple manifestations of TIP.
TIP in Thailand is fueled by the demand for low-skilled labor and is entrenched by deep-rooted social discrimination and lack of regulation and enforcement. The COVID-19 pandemic and related measures restricting and suspending movement through regular migration channels have further increased migrant vulnerabilities to exploitation and TIP. The project strengthens collaboration among the public and private sectors as well as civil society to reduce TIP in Thailand.