Thailand has ratified the international convention, as well as strengthening their laws and regulation on child labor. However, according to Bureau of International Labor Affairs of United States in 2016, children in #Thailand engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in fishing and shrimp and seafood processing, and in commercial sexual exploitation. 13% of children population range between 5 until 14 years old have been a worker and not received formal education.
AIPA has also expressed concern on the increasing problems related to children such as #childabuse, #chi#childlabor, #childtrafficking, #childprostitution and the plight of street children since 1997
Fast forward three years later, AIPA held General Assembly in Singapore to discuss the recommendation to eliminate child labor in 10 ASEAN member states as a way to abolish the use of children in the worse forms of child labor and ensure a life where they can reach their full potentials.
Both the country and AIPA have implemented policies to provide the support and protection of children from exploitation, but the reality still show a disheartened statistic of child labor. By raising the awareness and supporting the policy, the ASEAN people can actually foster inclusive development and contribution to achieving #ASEANwithoutchildlabor. “ A child without education is like a bird without wings.”-Tibetan Proverb
Because this is #OurRights#OurFreedom#Always . . .