On 6 October, Ambassador McKinnon and acting Deputy Chief of Mission for the US, James Wayman, visited the SWING office in Pattaya to hear about SWING’s contribution to the health and well-being of sex workers and vulnerable groups in Bangkok and Pattaya. The Australian and US envoys had the opportunity to talk with Surang Janyam, SWING director onTHofficial existing projects and opportunities for future collaboration.
Australia and the US are both donors to the Service Workers In Group (SWING) Foundation, an organisation established in 2004 to promote and protect the health, human rights and dignity of sex workers around Thailand. The Pattaya Office offers free sexually-transmitted disease tests and educational programs. For more information about their activities, visit https://www.swingthailand.org/about/