Labor Rights Organizer
Ms. Patima Tungpuchayakul is a Manager at Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN). She has emerged as the key person behind attempts to end slavery at sea in Southeast Asia. She is also deeply involved with the concerted effort to provide adequate protection for all migrant workers throughout the 10 nations that make up the region. Respected for her courage and determination, Patima’s work proved of critical importance when the Labor Rights Promotion Network (LPN) rescued around 2000 captive and stranded fishermen from isolated Indonesian islands in 2014. The Associated Press supported the rescue and won a Pulitzer Prize for its innovative coverage.