Empower develops 'RiGHT Guide' Tapestry:

The organisation Empower has used the RiGHTGuide to research the impact of anti-trafficking policy and practice on Sex Worker’s Human Rights in Thailand. They have produced a in-depth report, but have found an excellent way to represent the consequenses for real women in real life with the Mida Tapestry. This is a 10 meter piece of cloth with 13 embroidered panels sewn along its length. The panels depict how women experience raid and rescue missions. Each panel is hand embroidered by migrant sex workers and is an important part of our research documentation. It is an art work and a document that best speaks to and from the migrant sex worker community. 

They also provided feedback on the usefulness of the methodology of the RiGHTGuide and how this helped them undertake this research.

  1. It was helpful in the beginning of the project to think about planning, stakeholders and time-frames - it helped us to put our ideas into a process and in that way we felt less overwhelmed by all of the issues that we wanted to explore.
  2. Throughout the project we also used it to check back on our progress to make sure we didn't lose our focus - as we got more information coming in it was useful to go back to our project plan and use some of the flow charts to make sure we were still asking the right questions and keeping on track.
  3. The most useful resource was the FACT-SHEET booklet - having all of the information together in one booklet was great for the analysis phase of the project.  Especially the information on the core human rights treaties and references to specific articles within different conventions that we could use to apply to our research findings.For the full report and the illustrations with the tapestry, please contact

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