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Sex Work, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Neo-colonialism, Nongovernmental Organizations, Empower Foundation


Christianity | Cultural History | Nonfiction | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Sex work is a common profession across the globe. In Thailand, the work has been incorporated into society since the early development of the country. With the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and 2008 Global Financial Crisis came the implementation of neoliberal policies, stipulated by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. These changes along with increased migration and competition caused by globalization have disproportionally effected women, leading many of them to seek employment in the sex industry. This research aims to break down the ways neoliberalism and globalization have affected the sex industry in Thailand by assessing policies, and nongovernmental intervention.

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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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