HUG’s child protection efforts fall under 3 main areas:
- Investigative Support
- Victim Advocacy
- Law Enforcement Capacity-Building
While the threat of online sexual exploitation of children continues to grow at alarming rates worldwide, in Thailand, the spread of internet access, increased use of personal technology devices, and growth in travel and tourism have all combined to increase the risk of sexual harm to children. As part of its response to this issue, the Thai government created the Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) task force in 2016. HUG has partnered with TICAC from the beginning and HUG Founder Boom Mosby continues to serve as an Official Advisor to the group.
This specially trained collective of Royal Thai Police, International Law Enforcement, Government agencies, and Non-Government Organizations works together on cases involving child sexual abuse/exploitation, child sexual abuse material (child pornography), and child sex trafficking. The TICAC team has successfully conducted well over 200 cases, and continues to increase the number of offenders arrested and number of children rescued each year.