GVC has been working in South and Southeast Asia since the ’90s (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Sri Lanka) to fight poverty in rural areas and ensure human rights are respected. Since 2013 GVC has fostered safe migration of Cambodian people within and to Thailand, reducing abuse, labour exploitation and human trafficking. GVC expanded its presence in Thailand at the beginning of 2017, launching a project that aims to improve migration channels and practices between Cambodia and Thailand by reducing fraudulent recruitment practices, abuse, human trafficking and labour exploitation. With this agenda, activities are structured, on one hand, to empower CSOs and community self-help groups to protect migrants and advocate for their rights and, on the other, to build authorities’ capacities for better enforcement of existing laws, policies and practices. Moreover, a sound advocacy and lobbying programme at national and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) level is promoted to improve the legal framework, supported by a large awareness campaign targeting Thai employer representatives and citizens to advocate and respect migrants’ human, labour and social rights. GVC is a non-governmental, secular and independent organisation founded in Bologna (Italy) in 1971. We have been active all over the world for more than 40 years and we are currently present in 26 countries.
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