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Netflix partners up with Pavena Foundation, Samaritans for Thai version of Wannatalkaboutit.com

Nov 30. 2020
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By The Nation

Netflix recently launched the Wannatalkaboutit.com website to offer help on several issues, such as sexual violence, abuse, mental health, self-harm and suicide to name a few. The site is available in 26 languages and help is provided in conjunction with 150 organisations from 45 countries.

Thailand’s version features Pavena Foundation for Children and Women, an organisation committed to helping victims of abuse, including rape, harassment, assault, and human trafficking, as well as Samaritans of Thailand, which runs a suicide help line.

Pavena Hongsakul, founder and president of the Pavena Foundation, said: “Netflix has partnered with the foundation to help solve issues that viewers may be facing including rape, assault, abuse, human trafficking, and forced prostitution, within and outside Thailand. With 22 years of experience and over 140,000 cases, Pavena Foundation will continue fighting for justice, and if you are experiencing any of these issues and want to talk to someone, don’t hesitate to call our 1134 hotline or drop us a message on Facebook.”

Trakarn Chensy, chairman of Samaritans of Thailand, said: “Samaritans of Thailand is honoured to partner with Netflix. Watching films with heavy content – be it violence or tragedy – may affect a viewers’ feelings. If you are upset and need someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Samaritans of Thailand. Our volunteers are happy to listen and accept everyone unconditionally.”

Bela Bajaria, chief of Netflix global TV division, said: “Entertainment can have a profound impact on people, sparking conversations that are sometimes tough, whether it’s about mental health, sexual orientation or sexual violence. It’s why creators and Netflix often work with independent experts to ensure our stories are authentic, and that we offer members support if they need it. If you’re struggling, or you know someone who is, remember there’s always help out there. As these experts have taught us, it helps to talk about it.”

Visit Wannatalkaboutit.com for more information.

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