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FEATURE : Groups oppose legalizing sex trade

FLOATING ORIOLES The government has proposed red-light districts but critics say it should offer more job opportunities so women can avoid the sex trade

By Amber Wang  /  AFP , TAIPEI

Hsiao-feng, a 45-year-old divorcee, says it is difficult for streetwalkers like her, with little education and few job skills, to find regular work.

“I don’t like what I do for a living but I have to raise my children and pay the bills. I don’t regret becoming a sex worker. I just hope the government will protect my safety so I am not always at the mercy of others,” she said.

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