BROADLY: "THE THAI WOMEN BEHIND THE FIRST BAR RUN ENTIRELY BY A SEX WORKERS' COLLECTIVE"

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This article interviews several sex workers from Thai sex worker rights organisation and APNSW member, Empower. The Can Do Bar in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, is owned and run by sex workers in line with Thai labour laws. There are no salary deductions, there is a safe and healthy workplace, paid sick leave and access to the social security scheme.

"many people are still unwilling to listen to sex workers. But the women at Empower are resourceful, tenacious and determined to change this by continually finding new ways to communicate their message, until eventually they are heard