Unfortunate women must be seen as victims

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 February, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 February, 2001, 12:00am

I read the report by Glenn Schloss headlined, 'Sex-trade women kept like slaves,' (Sunday Morning Post, January 21) with great interest and deep concern.

I appreciate the fact that your newspaper has highlighted the plight of these unfortunate women and brought it to the attention of your readers.

Needless to say, they should not be treated as culprits, but rather as victims who are preyed upon by unscrupulous elements involved in trafficking in women - one of the most serious transnational crimes confronting many countries.

Dealing with the problem requires an understanding of its root causes and the need for all parties concerned to work together to safeguard the rights and dignity of these unfortunate victims of such abuses and crimes.

I hope that your article will generate increased awareness of the seriousness of the problem and the need for all of us to co-operate in tackling the scourge of human trafficking.



Royal Thai Consulate