Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry

by Tamar Center
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Housing for Women leaving the Sex Industry
Oct 25, 2022

A different form of accomodation

Woman sleeping in our Outreach Center
Woman sleeping in our Outreach Center

Greetings from Thailand. Here the rainy season is finally ending and as you are going into autumn, wintertime, we are entering the nice season here. The women working in the bars will also be happy that they rain is finally over. You might wonder why I am writing about this today and the reason is that today I want to update you about a different form of accommodation that we had to start to provide.

The way the bar system here works is that the customers take the women home for the night and not just for an hour or so. But still very often when they are done with the women the men do not want them to stay around and so they sent them home. The women live in very cramped conditions above the bars where they work. We started to notice when we came to work at 08.00 am to our Outreach center that several women were sitting outside their bars and trying to sleep in the rain. They were getting wet and were cold. We asked why they would not go inside, and they told us that the bar owners lock the doors when the bar closes for the night and if they are out, they must wait until the bar opens at around lunchtime to get to their room….

Can you imagine? After a night spent with often not the nicest customers, these women come “home” and must sit outside a closed bar for many hours in the rain, before the door opens and they can finally get to their bed?

Our team started to open our Outreach Center for these women and on some days, we had up to five women sleeping on our couches and our chairs. These women were very thankful that we were able to be out of the rain and dry and comfortable. We have been doing this throughout this rainy season and it is an effective way of building more relationships with the women.

In the second week of November, we are starting a weeklong Hairdressing Training and hope for ten women from the bars to come and join. They can just come for the week, get the training and if they decide that they like it, they can move to us, into the housings that you help to provide and start to enroll in our full vocational training.

Thank you for your faithful support. Only with your help can we continue to offer shelter to the women coming out of the bars.

another woman came to rest in our place
another woman came to rest in our place
every place is used to sleep in our center
every place is used to sleep in our center
Inviting women to join hair dressing
Inviting women to join hair dressing
Free English Classes for the women
Free English Classes for the women
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Tamar Center

Location: Pattaya, Chonburi - Thailand
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Daniel Vaupel
Pattaya, Chonburi Thailand
$18,771 raised of $30,000 goal
 
214 donations
$11,229 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Tamar Center has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.