Baseseline surveys on child labour in selected areas in Thailand - Samut Sakhon, Surat Thani, Songkhla and Nakhon Si Thammarat

Summary of findings: September 2013

The ILO-IPEC Project THA/10/50/USA ‘Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Shrimp and Seafood Processing Areas in Thailand’ (hereafter referred to as the project) started its operations in January 2011. The project has three immediate objectives, namely, (i) to strengthen policy and implementation frameworks to protect the rights of Thai, migrant and stateless children in relation to labour, education, employment and social protection; (ii) to support enterprises across the shrimp supply chain comply with national labour laws, with special emphasis on child labour and forced labour, and institute good practices for improving working conditions; and (iii) provide area-based education, social protection and livelihood services to migrant and Thai children and their families in targeted shrimp and seafood industry areas.