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DEPDC is a non-profit community-based NGO working in Thailand to prevent the trafficking of women and children into the sex industry or other exploitative child labour situations. We offer free education, vocational training, child rights training, and accommodation for at-risk young girls and boys. We also run several other projects and activities, including an agriculture development project, emergency shelter for abused or abandoned children, care and repatriation for girls who have left commercial sex work, youth leadership education programs, and vocational and human rights training for undocumented migrants and indigenous peoples. Since its inception in 1989, DEPDC has helped prevent thousands of children from the Greater Mekong Subregion from succumbing to the sex industry or other exploitative child labour situations.