Child Advocacy Center
This year the 24 Hour Race and A21 will partner to rebuild a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Pattaya, Thailand.
What is #OperationCAC?
OperationCAC is a year-long partnership with A21 to deliver a global blow to human trafficking.
The CAC Pattaya is designed to assist officers working on the ground in conducting cases against child sex offenders, child traffickers and online crimes against children. The CAC model creates a safe environment where child victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation are able to speak to forensically trained interviewers about trauma they have experienced or witnessed. Furthermore, the CAC in Pattaya is equipped to provide skills and educational training to at risk families and survivors, in addition to professional training to first responders and professionals working in the child
This project needs USD 100k from start to completion in order to be successful.
Why this matters
A child advocacy center seeks to create a child-friendly environment employing interviewing methods which take a
child’s age development into consideration. Such forensic interviewing techniques will ensure that information elicited from the child is not tainted or suggestive. This will result in testimony that is more usable by the court in a prosecution. As a result of proper forensic interviewing techniques, there will be an increase In disclosure of abuse by a child, increase in child victims identified, recognition by law-enforcement of proper techniques for interviewing a child, and utilizing properly trained interviewers for such interviews. Creation of MDTs will result in coordination of both prosecution efforts and service provided to survivors.
We are more excited than ever to get started with our fundraising project. OperationCAC will help bring much-needed aid to A21’s work in Pattaya, Thailand. Together with your support we can bring hope to men, women & children, and help them start a new page in life with opportunities of survival, recovery, and hope.
Who are A21?
We believe in a world without slavery. For 10 years now, we've rolled up our sleeves and set our feet to action. Why? Because in a single moment a number can turn into a name, a tragedy into a victory, and a belief into an action.
That's our goal for every human being on the planet.
Abolish slavery everywhere, forever.
We have partnered with some amazing charities since 2010. Check out some of past projects with our charitable partners.
Justice Centre is a Hong Kong-based charity that provides free, independent high-quality legal information to all people going through the Unified Screening Mechanism, in their own language, where possible. They aim to provide life-changing services to refugee men, women, and children. They campaign for fairer legislation and policies, produce reports and policy papers, conduct research and work with schools, universities and the media to fight root causes and change systems and minds.
Chab Dai Coalition
The 24 Hour Race helps finance programs through 49 Cambodian NGOs by supporting Chab Dai Collection’s work with anti-slavery organisations. Chab Dai Collection develops best practises, connecting programs and providing much needed support to under-resourced NGOs. Some of their programs include prevention, protection, intervention, aftercare, reintegration, vocational training, employment provision for victims of slavery.
Banning Slavery in Nepal
In 2012, the 24 Hour Race raised enough funds to help ban the trafficking of children from Nepal to India, especially with the circus industry.
Right4Children focuses on the prevention and long term change aspect of battling human trafficking. They do this through various projects ranging from hotel training programs to earthquake rebuilding. They focus on helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, which includes former trafficking victims. Right4Children acknowledges the ease in which rescued trafficking victims tends to go back to traffickers as they face many hardships during their reintegration into society - they have most likely missed many crucial years of education making it hard for them to find jobs, and they also have to face social stigma.
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is an Australian charity in Vietnam founded in 2003 when two friends offered English lessons to street kids. Since then, Blue Dragon has expanded into an organization of 67 loyal staff, helping to support over 1,500 children throughout Vietnam every year.
H.O.M.E, founded in 2004, is a registered charity and society that works closely with the Ministry of Manpower, Immigration authorities, and the various foreign embassies to ensure the wellbeing of workers. ‘To build a culture of welcome where no man, woman or child is a stranger; we are family’, their vision clearly states that their goal is to create an inclusive society which upholds the principles of equality and non-discrimination
SUKA Society is a small but growing organization, one that has already inspired our student network in Kuala Lumpur through its educational and awareness programming. This year 24 Hour Race will support the operations of SUKA’s transitional shelter for victims of trafficking to Malaysia, a destination country for domestic workers, bonded labor, and the sex trade. SUKA’s shelter is designated primarily for children, so often exploited in these circumstances. This is a key resource in the government’s effort to address the human trafficking situation. SUKA’s programming at the shelters place an emphasis on vocational skill-set development, so that victims not only have a productive pipeline back into society, but are able to generate income while in the transitory shelter.
Hope Be Restored
Hope Be Restored stands for “Helping the Oppressed and Prisoners of injustice Escape and Be Restored”. Hope Be Restored seeks to bring freedom for the oppressed and restoration to lives that have been effected by human trafficking in Korea and around the world. HOPE began in January of 2011 and serving the community in Seoul by providing direct services to victims of sex-trafficking.