Sex worker rights

29 Sep 2023
A civil society network proposing a new marriage equality bill, a gender recognition bill, and a bill repealing the 1996 Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act is poised to launch a campaign to collect signatures to introduce the bills into parliament.
26 Sep 2023
A civil society network is proposing the repeal of the 1996 Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act as part of a movement to legalise sex work and grant sex workers protection under the labour laws.
13 Mar 2023
Thai sex workers and supporting organisations are petitioning for a legalisation of the sex industry.  In the meantime, the illegal status of the industry leaves loopholes for corruption, human rights abuse, and inequality. 
27 Dec 2021
Thai sex workers remain excluded from government assistance schemes, after the government ordered the closure of entertainment businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19, causing many to lose their jobs and income.
27 Apr 2021
Prachatai, with support from the Canadian Embassy's Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), presents "Decent Work," the story of sex workers in Thailand and the problems they face as a result of their job being criminalised under Thailand's Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act. 
30 Sep 2020
Women and the LGBT community have joined pro-democracy protests campaigning to abolish patriarchy, gender stereotypes and social norms that marginalize gender equality. They are also collecting signatures for petitions to decriminalize abortion and sex work.
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