Angkana’s Secret Struggle

The following is from “The Globe,” a magazine for children to learn about child rights issues around the world as a part of World’s Children’s Prize. Learn more about World’s Children’s Prize here and on their website. Click the images to enlarge them and click again to zoom in, or scroll to the bottom of this post for a... Continue Reading →


Youth Leaders in Action: Graduation Day at Rays of Youth Mae Sot

We are always happy to hear about the wonderful efforts of graduated DEPDC daughters, sons, and youth leaders to address human trafficking and other social issues in their communities. On Saturday, June 15, we got to see some of these efforts firsthand during a visit to Rays of Youth (ROY) in Mae Sot. A small... Continue Reading →

Mekong Youth Net receives Honourable Commendation from UNESCO

Wonderful news for DEPDC/GMS! The results of the 2011 Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation are in! The theme of the 2011 call for nominations was “Education for Learning to Live Together” and we are very pleased and proud to announce that the Mekong Youth Net received an “Honourable Commendation” from the UNESCO.  The Wenhui Award (文 晖) was established by the... Continue Reading →

Mekong Youth Leader joins Online Child Protection Experts Round in Bangkok

In late June, our partner Child Protection Partnerships (CPP) organised a showcase event that brought together child protection experts, government officials, law enforcement and students at the Foreign Correspondens Club Thailand in Bangkok. Together, they discussed the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on child sexual exploitation and child protection. The event was supported... Continue Reading →

Child Labour Awareness Workshop

Last November, a workshop about child labour was held at the DEPDC/GMS Chiang Khong Centre, led by P’Peh, P’Nui and P’Nuan*, youth leaders of the Mekong Youth Union (MYU). They taught the girls how to recognise, react, and resist situations of child labor, human rights violations, and domestic violence. “When they can recognise these forms... Continue Reading →

MYU at the ASEAN Youth Consultation

The Mekong Youth Net (MYN) is an initiative by DEPDC/GMS that established a grassroots network delivering an anti-human trafficking response throughout the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). From August 9-11, MYN youth leaders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam converged to attend the ASEAN Youth Consultation where they were joined by members from the... Continue Reading →

Child Voice News Workshop

In late July, a special workshop was held at DEPDC/GMS in Mae Sai for ten youth leaders from the Mekong Youth Net (MYN) in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). The MYN is a group of youth leaders that went through a 3-year training programme initiated by DEPDC/GMS in 2004. It established a network of grassroots anti-trafficking... Continue Reading →

MYN Seminar with Frank & Becky

The students of the Mekong Youth Net (MYN) are always interested to learn new skills and develop themselves as great leaders. Thus, it was a great experience for them when our supporters Frank and Becky came to visit and carried out a two-day seminar for them to further their understanding of and knowledge about human... Continue Reading →

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