OpenDemocracy: "We don't do sex work because we are poor, we do sex work to end our poverty"

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Empower Foundation writes about the advantages of sex work in the "Beyond Trafficking and Slavery" section of openDemocracy - an independent global media platform. Alongside other articles that criticise current approaches to trafficking, Empower challenges common portrayals of sex workers as weak victims and calls for recognition of sex workers' skills and expertise and sex workers' roles as activists, leaders, workers, and providers,

"Many Thai women become sex workers not because they are poor, but in order to escape poverty. In doing so they have become providers and heads of households, and they deserve respect for that accomplishment."