Empowering daughters of the Mekong…


Est. 2002


One Thousand Villages continues to connect and engage people at the front lines to empower girls and women. We are working with communities, schools, and locals to help increase the capacity of girls and women to achieve their goals. It is hard work, but we see the return on investment and we know it is high. One Thousand Villages has achieved major results in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Thailand and across the Mekong Sub-region. We are developing new partnerships with different NGOs and community organisations; continue to establish and develop new activities and projects to get work done at the village level; and find ways to bring people and resources together to improve productivity.


We bring people, information, and ideas together in Thailand, across the Mekong region, and in Australia. The 2015-2020 plan is to further create and expand collaborations, connect and engage with more people to unfold programs and projects, and drive more awareness and advocacy to help people create change for the daughters of the Mekong.


Want to help unlock expertise and creativity at the village level? Want to help us seek and share new ideas with communities and schools for women’s and girls’ education? Want to see women in rural villages find and mange their own businesses and uncover great ideas? Want to help build a thriving social community, advocating and communicating openly about gender and issues that affect women and girls in Southeast Asia? Sponsor OTVillages


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We are committed to effective relationships and working in collaboration and partnership with communities, nonprofits, schools, and corporates to achieve far-reaching change for more girls and women. This type of strategic collaboration and dialogue provides new pathways to action and moves us away from models of isolated impact and toward new models of collective impact. At One Thousand Villages, we fully believe that joining together with others and better coordinated programs are essential for addressing the most critical issues affecting women and girls. Click to read more


One Thousand Villages is not a new organisation. Operations started formally in 2002 when we began organising and managing fundraising and programs in Australia and Thailand. Justin Whitecross founded the organisation because he believed that there is a need for a new approach to combating trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of girls in Thailand – an approach that is built on relationships and dialogue at the local level and on goals for sustainable social impact. We currently operate in four countries and provide programs and services to thousands of the most vulnerable girls irrespective of their race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. Click to read more

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