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Subject: X-post # 0 from [end-violence] Re: Strategies against trafficking of women
From: Jyothi Kanics (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Date: Tue Feb 23 1999 - 18:07:22 EST


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>Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:00:17 +0700 (ICT)
>To: end-violence@edc-cit.org
>From: Empower <empower@cm-sun.cm.ksc.co.th>
>Subject: [end-violence] Re: Strategies against trafficking of women
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>Dear Working Group,
>
>The Empower Foundation is a well-established Thai NGO working with female,
>adult sex-workers. Empower runs drop-in centres in Bangkok and Chiang Mai
>with educational and vocational courses, health and counselling
>facilities. Outreach to bars and brothels plays an important part in
>Empower's activities.
>
>Empower works for the empowerment of sex-workers, to improve the
>conditions within prostitution and to ensure that sex-workers have access
>to information, education and opportunities. Empower also aims to reduce
>the discrimination and stigmatisation against sex-workers. Empower
>believes that the exploitative and abusive conditions that exist today
>within prostitution could be eliminated if sex-work was decriminalised and
>there were legal avenues to demand safe and fair working condition.
>
>We suggest the following strategies:
>
>1. Decriminalise prostitution and include all labour (i.e. sex-work,
>domestic work, catering, entertainment, etc) in the general labour laws.
>
>2. Facilitate women's participation in all decision-making processes
>regarding trafficking.
>
>3. Review and revise laws regarding violence against women, including
>domestic violence, coercion, etc. and train law enforcers.
>
>
>empower
>72/2 Raming-Niwet
>Tippanet Rd.,
>Chiang Mai
>Thailand
>Tel/fax: 66-53-282504
>email: empower@cm.ksc.co.th
>
>
>
>


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