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May 14, 2018

Youth in the Asia-Pacific region are affected disproportionately by poverty, conflict, violence, unemployment and exclusion. Yet, evidence shows that if countries in the region invest effectively in their integrated development and engage them as partners in these efforts, this generation can pay a demographic dividend allowing countries to stimulate greater economic growth, promote democracy and stability and reach the 2030 UN Global Goals.

May 11, 2018

Gender equality is defined in USAID’s Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy as a state “in which both men and women have equal opportunity to benefit from and contribute to economic, social, cultural and political development; enjoy socially valued resources and rewards; and realize their human rights.” The U.S. Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) is committed to collaborating with partners to bridge gender inequality gaps in programming to advance inclusive growth by strengthening women’s economic empowerment and increasing women’s and girls’ voices in decision-making, leadership and science.

May 11, 2018

Promoting gender equality and advancing the status of women and girls are vital to achieving our development objectives.

May 9, 2018

As a source, transit and destination country, Thailand faces multiple manifestations of trafficking in persons (TIP). TIP in Thailand is fueled by demand for low-skilled labor in sectors such as agriculture and fishing, tourism and construction, and is enabled by deep-rooted social discrimination, as well as a lack of regulation or enforcement. The USAID Thailand Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Thailand CTIP) initiative (2017-2022) aims to reduce TIP and better protect the rights of trafficked persons in Thailand by reducing demand and incentives for using trafficked labor, empowering at-risk populations to safeguard their rights, and strengthening protection systems for survivors.         

May 9, 2018

As a source, transit and destination country, Thailand faces multiple manifestations of trafficking in persons (TIP). TIP in Thailand is fueled by demand for low-skilled labor in sectors such as agriculture and fishing, tourism and construction, and is enabled by deep-rooted social discrimination, as well as a lack of regulation or enforcement.

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