More than educators and social workers learned about legal protection for youths at a workshop organized by the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center.
YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai, and Wantanee Chotinantaset, treasurer for the YWCA Bangkok chapter, presided over the Sept. 11 seminar at Pattaya School No. 7.
The organizers noted that violence towards women and children is not only a problem in Thailand, but internationally and has become a focus of the United Nations.
Abuse can take the form of physical, verbal, mental, and sexual assaults by forcing, threatening, limiting freedom so the victim suffers. All such attacks can be prosecuted under the law.
“If a child is found abandoned or tortured in any way, we should not ignore it, but should report to government officers to help the victim quickly because such children are a part of Thai society and require care from us,” Praichit said.