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UCA News reporter, Bangkok. A tourist takes a tuk-tuk ride along a street in Nana, Bangkok's famed red thailande strip of bars and clubs. Photo: AFP. An estimatedtosex workers have been left jobless for months as a result of a nationwide lockdown, which has forced the closure of all bars, nightlife venues and massage parlors since March. Yet sex workers are ineligible for the monthly handouts the government has initiated for millions of newly unemployed people so as prostitution cushion the economic blow to their lives.
Thailand may need to adopt a system that does not humiliate the sex worker, said Mataluk, but legalising prostitution would not be possible without a registration process.
It needs to be a sustainable and realistic alternative. The bribes start from Bt, a month and can reach a startling Bt, Bt10, for each agency for venues with illegal sex workers from neighbouring countries, said Jomdet, who has interviewed dozens of sex workers while researching the trade.
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The researchers have also studied the approach of legalising and regulating prostitution. She could make an average of Bt, monthly.
As in Sweden, France and other countries that have legalised prostitution, the goal would be to eradicate it. This, Mataluk said, may need to be changed.
According to Jomdet Trimek, a prostitution criminology professor at Rangsit University, venues can easily rake in up to Bt10 million per month, a fraction of which is used to bribe law enforcers against closure. For women in some countries, allowing their husbands to buy sex takes that pressure away. Here, sex thailande would register with the government authorities, undergo regular medical checks for sexual transmitted diseases and may also carry a prostitution card.
In the Nordic or French model, selling sex is legal but buying it or running a brothel is prohibited. Yet the s show the approach has not worked.
Saturday, April 24, Home » in-focus » Time to prostitution prostitution ban, s That striking gulf between the law thailande reality illustrates the need to amend the laws and decriminalise the sex trade, panellists at a recent seminar said. Prostitution may also reduce marital rape, said Mataluk, a Thammasat University law professor and expert on laws governing women and children. However, the sex worker believed only a few Thai prostitutes would dare to register.
But to do this, the government must also support alternative professional training for sex workers to transition out of the industry. That should reduce prostitution over the long run, Mataluk said, without further victimising the prostitute.
Estimates put the of Thai prostitutes at anywhere betweento 2 million-plus, with many aged under Moreover, prostitution establishments are flourishing in the guise of massage parlours, bath houses, beer ts, karaoke bars and nightclubs — and are sustained by corrupt law enforcement officials. They would be subject to taxation and labour laws, and contribute to and receive social security.
The prostitution worker is seen as a victim who should not be further victimised by the law. The Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act punishes the sex worker for selling sex with a maximum fine thailande Bt1, but not the customer for purchasing sex. Scrapping the current prostitution laws in favour of legalisation may be one answer, she told in the seminar " Should Thailand regalize prostituion " at Faculty of Social Administration,Thammasart University.
Regulation also makes it easier to control the minimum age of those entering the trade.