Accepterad sexhandel- olika perspektiv på prostitution i Thailand
Sammanfattning: Abstract The aim of this study was to make a survey of different perspectives on “voluntary” prostitution in Thailand, which we tried to accomplish by semi structured interviews with people who, in some way, were connected with the field. Their occupations stretch from a student writing his thesis to a human rights lawyer. This study has centered around four areas concerning prostitution in Thailand. The law that regulates prostitution was one of them, and we found that even though the law illegalizes prostitution it didn’t have a significant effect on the phenomenon in the Thai society. The second area of this study was to distinguish different reasons why women in Thailand choose to work as prostitutes. The main three reasons that we found were poverty, the cultural phenomenon “Lukka Tao” and the desire to change ones social status. The help that is provided for prostitutes, either from the government or NGOs, was the third aspect of this study. To analyze the collected data we used social constructivism as the main theory of this paper. We’ve mostly used Thomas Berger and Peter Luckmann as our theorists. We found that the government has campaigns against HIV and trafficking, and other more all-embracing reforms such as free healthcare for all Thai citizens and compulsory school for all children for nine years. Those NGOs that we came in contact with, either through our interviews or by the NGO’s web pages, were EMPOWER, PDA, Speak-up and shelters. The last area of the study was the police work surrounding prostitution and which effect that it has on the situation. What we found was that as long that the police can keep making profit of prostitution it will be very difficult to change the situation.
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