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Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation into Southern Thailand

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ISBN: 9782956447030 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.420 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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Human trafficking has been one of the most challenging problems of nation states across the globe since the 20th century. Thailand has lately turned into a country of origin, destination, and transit for human trafficking. So far, the degree of human trafficking into Thailand is still unknown. Studies on human trafficking into Thailand have been mostly carried out in the Mekong Sub-region. The south of Thailand is an under-researched area, particularly when dealing with trafficking for sexual exploitation. This manuscript provides key findings of the research project entitled Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation into Southern Thailand, under the joint support of the Alliance Française Bangkok and the IRASEC. Carried out during December 2006 - December 2007, the study was expected to fill the gap of research in the problem of trafficking for sexual exploitation in Thailand along a qualitative approach. It was designed towards fact-findings for a better understanding with the most updated information on the problem there. In all, the highlight of the contribution of this study is two folds. First, it enriches literatures on human security from the perspective of people on the move through a qualitative study of human trafficking for sexual exploitation into areas of marginal investigation - southern Thailand. Second, it contributes in terms of policy impact for further strengthening of the collaborative efforts at the national and district levels within Thailand as well as at the regional level.

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gender --- health --- Women --- China --- sex trade --- Thailand --- human trafficking --- HIV

Femmes prostituées dans la région du sud de la Thaïlande

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ISBN: 9782956447054 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.488 Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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Cette région du Sud a une personnalité à part en Thaïlande faite de nombreuses contradictions. Toute en longueur, il est clair qu’il y a peu de points en commun entre les provinces de Chumphon et de Yala, séparées par plus de 900 kilomètres. C’est une région parmi les plus dotées en richesses naturelles du pays (car on dit plus bas que c’est la région la plus pauvre) avec ses mines d’étain, ses plantations d’hévéa, sa pêche et sa crevetticulture, mais elle compte également des provinces parmi les plus pauvres. Elle est devenue la plus touristique de Thaïlande (avec le Sud-Est de Bangkok de Chonburi à Trat, mais ce n’est officiellement qu’une partie de la région Centre) mais elle est aujourd’hui la plus dangereuse avec la véritable guerre civile qui touche quatre provinces de l’extrême sud. Elle est depuis longtemps considérée comme une longue séquence de lieux paradisiaques, mais c’est la région la plus arrosée du pays et la plus menacée par les tempêtes, les inondations voire les Tsunami. Elle a, en politique notamment, une image de pureté et de sérieux que l’on oppose volontiers aux provinces du Centre et du Nord-Est, mais c’est une région de tous les trafics et de toutes les violences. Enfin, ses femmes sont tenues pour les plus réservées et les plus sages de Thaïlande, pourtant c’est la région du pays qui compte le plus grand nombre de prostituées, il est vrai importées des autres régions et même de l’étranger. Dans cette étude j’essaie de mettre le phénomène de la prostitution en perspective, de le contextualiser, d’adopter une approche globalisante. Ayant une connaissance directe d’à peine la moitié des quatorze provinces de la région, j’ai essayé de retrouver des recherches - publiées en langue thaï principalement - peu connues et peu utilisées par les chercheurs. Inutile d’insister sur le fait qu’une petite partie de ces études a été ici mise à profit. Un ouvrage de plusieurs centaines de pages serait nécessaire pour révéler davantage la complexité de cette région et de ses prostitutions.

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gender --- health --- Women --- sex trade --- Thailand --- HIV --- sexual tourism

Investigating the Grey Areas of the Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia : Proceedings of the Symposium organised by IRASEC at the Hotel Sofitel Silom (Bangkok) on January 2005, 6th and 7th

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ISBN: 9782956447009 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.300 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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In most Southeast Asian countries, the members of the Chinese Diaspora have secured important position in the fields of administration, education and religion. Thanks to their capacity to work and to adapt as well as their frugality, their cultural influence continues to grow. Clans and factions form the essential structure of the ancient Chinese society. If Imperial China never developed a Civil Law, it's probably because the ancient Chinese society never really saw the need for it. This structure of relations could also explain why the Chinese civilisation didn't develop a real territorial reference. The Chinese Diaspora today covers different political and economical realities which could be conflicting. What primarily characterises the Diaspora is apparently its great capacity to organise itself in any economical, political, social or cultural environment. The capacity if its economic and administrative elites had been the determining factor of their development. However, the existence of informal and trans-national networks can also help the development of criminal activities. The presence of mafia groups and gangs of Chinese origin and their collusion with the world of finance and politics are historical facts in the region and could represent today a real threat for its stability. These criminal networks tend to forge business link with their Japanese, Russian, Korea, Italian or South American counterparts and sometimes could interfere with the process of political decision making.

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