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Right activists urge a review on Myanmar prostitution law

Sex workers, women fleeing domestic violence, survivors of childhood abuse and Indigenous Australians are far more likely to have experienced PTSD. Source: Alvaro Fuente/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Human rights activists say legal changes are needed to protect sex workers from violence and abuse.

Under the 1956 Suppression of Prostitution Act, prostitution is illegal so convicted sex workers are often exploited and abuse and are liable to prison or fines. 

Activists are urging to decriminalize prostitution to better protect sex worker and control sexual transmitted diseases.

Than Lwin Khet has more.

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