Sex work is essentially criminalised in Indonesia, but in practice there are red light areas in which regional governments allow sex workers to ply their trade. The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, however, targets the eradication of red light areas by 2019. Photo: AFP

How prostitutes benefit from a union in Indonesia: sex workers protected and taught new skills

  • P3SY was set up to help prostitutes deal with the threat of sexually transmitted diseases, but now it also helps the women develop new skills and fights a government that want to close down all the country’s red-light districts
Topic |   Sex and relationships

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Sex work is essentially criminalised in Indonesia, but in practice there are red light areas in which regional governments allow sex workers to ply their trade. The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, however, targets the eradication of red light areas by 2019. Photo: AFP
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