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Rights and Wrongs Series: Asia and the Middle East

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Asia 6: Thailand - Child Prostitution

Asia 6: Thailand - Child Prostitution

This program deals with prostitution in Thailand, especially that of children. Girls and boys as young as six-years-old can be a part of this burgeoning multi-million dollar business, and we hear from former prostitutes as they tell what it's like to be involved with the sex trade industry. Hundreds of thousands of children work in Thai brothels. Samphasit Koompraphant, a children's rights advocate, explains the issues of child prostitution, and we learn that most of these children suffer from sexually transmitted diseases and many are forced to have unprotected sex. Special task forces that were once thought to take bribes from brothel owners now conduct raids on brothels that are known to provide child prostitution. But it's not just children's rights that are being abused in the prostitution industry. There are one million adult prostitutes as well because it is one of the few ways to escape poverty, according to Ara Wilson, a member of the group Empower, an organization that helps protect the rights of Thai prostitutes. The Thai government claims to be embarrassed by the prostitution industry and state their willingness to crack down and abolish the child prostitution industry completely. Only time will tell if the Thai government will succeed. 99/12DE SCA 15 min.

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