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My understanding is that "Empower Foundation" was founded by a Thai woman and is know for it's non-judgmental approach completely devoid of any religious propaganda.

Girls are not told they are "Bad" and all educational and job training classes are free.

 

The founder achieved some local notoriety and the enmity of local powers when she picketed the Worldwide AIDS Conference held in Bangkok in 2004, protesting the non inclusion of issues regarding prostitutes and health care.

 

 

Pornpit Pakmai. Nice girl. I knew her when she was working in the Night Bazar Bars, Chiang Mai ( long gone alas). Late 80s. It started as a bunch of bargirls chatting but there were some heavy duty farang feminists involved....at least in the beginning. They walked around bugging punters with pamphlets. There were only one or two bars on Loi Kroh at the time....Marin and Lindas....more followed.

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Empower was the one that made a handbook for the girls - including a section of sample letters on how to write "sick buffalo" letters to get money out of Farang "boyfriends"! :D

 

 

 

 

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I'd like to know more.

 

 

 

It would have been around 2004-5.

 

 

My Chiang Mai days were over by then. I guess the NGOs had more or less given up.

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Anyone know if the Star Sixx is still open? last trip to CM i only had time for a quicky at Sayuri. Also went to Spotlight and Baba Bobo bar. Both places were disgusted i could speak thai. Very much tourist oriented. Sayuri was good value though, if i remember right it was a mere 1200B

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