Bar girl walking on Soi Cowboy, Bangkok

A woman who works in a "go-go bar" walks down Soi Cowboy, a red light district in Bangkok. Photo: pozitiffchik com / flickr.

The Reality and Denial of Sex Work in Thailand


In Thailand, prostitution is illegal and yet its sex industry is famous – or infamous – depending on how one looks at it. There are an estimated 300,000 sex workers, according to an estimate by Empower Foundation, a leading advocate for their rights.

Denying the reality that the sex industry is a thriving business in Thailand means we are not just pretending reality is different but bereaving sex workers of occupational rights, protection and benefits.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Khaosod English

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