Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. But most of these efforts are focused on girls and women, leaving boys and young men vulnerable, activists say. The boys quickly run up debts with bar owners for clothes, drugs and money sent to their families, forcing them to remain in the bars, Russell said. Last year, Urban Light worked with more than 1, boys in Chiang Mai, which Russell said was a record. Poverty drives thousands in rural Thailand and from neighboring countries to the bustling capital of Bangkok, too. It also runs vocational training for at-risk young people, and operates hour hotlines, said Krittat.