The Article ' Child Trafficking Thailand : Prevention And Prosecution Challenges `` By Ross Michael Pink
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The article “Child Trafficking in Thailand: Prevention and Prosecution Challenges”, published in 2013 by Ross Michael Pink, examines the intersect of poverty, marginalization and entrenched patterns of corruption of Thailand’s Police and Judiciary System, that enables an environment for child trafficking. Despite Thailand being a signatory of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC 1989), the country fails to comply to Articles 34 ad 35 of the Convention—that State Parties protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and that all State Parties take appropriate measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of, or traffic in children for any purpose (Pink, 2013).
A disproportionate share of child trafficking victims come from Thailand’s rural areas confronted with a lack of basic human and legal rights protection such as, a lack of citizenship or non-birth registration. Additionally, children living in extreme poverty with limited or no access to education, medical care, and other social services, are often compelled to work in dangerous and exploitive situations, where their well-being and rights are endangered. That being said, children coming from impoverished families are sold to traders to provide for the welfare for the rest of the family. Girls who are marginalized, poor, uneducated and living in isolated rural areas are most affected and usually exploited into the sex industry. Women and girls become exposed to