University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. Many of these women come from the city of Yaffai where prostitution is a way to put food on the table. But they later learned the individual in custody was aiming for a particular house and car, though not at a Asian street walkers, per se. Neo-abolitionism illegal to buy sex and for 3rd party involvement, legal to sell sex. Culture and Asian street walkers of Laos. Private prostitution is legal in Belgium, but benefitting from the prostitution of others like pimping or running a brothel is not.