The money from this activity, in the case of legalization will replenish the state budget, according to the MP.
An interview of Elena Tsukerman to Dafna Rachok and "Politychna Krytyka (Political Critique)" online magazine about "Legalife" and on situation of sex workers in Ukraine
A joint campaign by Bulgarian NGOs is warning that by the end of 2015, Bulgaria will completely lose its HIV prevention services.
Turkish advocates have been calling for recognition of a spate of violence against trans women in the country. Over the space of two weeks, seven trans women were violently attacked in different cities around Turkey.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day has been held annually every third Sunday in May since 1983. On May 17, 2015 around 1200 organizations in 115 countries gathered to commemorate those who died from AIDS and to raise awareness about HIV. The official theme of the campaign worldwide was ‘Supporting the future’ dedicated to calling on the communities around the world to unite and demand a sustainable response to AIDS.
Shah-Aiym Network held training-workshop on May 13-14, 2015 which was funded by Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan.
This information was shared by a number of mass media in Ukraine and Russia. Below, you can find an article by “Korrespondent”, comments by the representatives of All-ukrainian League ‘Legalife’ and further investigation by “Road Patrol”
The Association of Hungarian Sex Workers (SZEXE): Controversial regulation, police brutality, hatred of society and forced isolation bring sex workers into difficult situations. Instead of persecuting them, their exploiters should be traced. An answer to the media reaction to the recent murder of a 19 year old Hungarian sex worker.
All-Ukrainian League "LEGALIFE" activist Irina on the problem of violence against sex workers by the police.
The mission of the association is to improve the quality of life of the women living with HIV, and the ones vulnerable to HIV.
How would you react if you find out that a woman, who you know, earned money by providing sexual services? Would you discard her or would you accept her voluntary choice of profession? Comedian Evelyn, who decided to support campaign of civic association Odyseus about violence against women working in the sex industry, also asked herself this question.
Sex workers, sex workers’ rights activists, groups and allies celebrated May 1 with various actions. SWAN members also joined the celebration, you can read more about actions that took place in Turkey, BiH, Bulgaria and Macedonia on May 1, 2015 below.
Even if you break the Administrative Code, it is not the reason to allow a crime against yourself.
May Day symbolizes the unity of workers of various gender, race, age, nationality, skills and occupation who stand for their labour rights. For some, this is a celebration of spring, social partnerships and world peace. For others, this is the way to invoke people to solidarity, struggle for rights, dignity, justice, descent working conditions and against exploitation and oppression.
SWAN Foundation for the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia (EEC/CA) is seeking to recruit a Program Officer to work closely with the Executive Director in the development, implementation and assessment of programs that will build the capacity of the network to advocate for the rights of sex workers.
Thematic briefing meeting
At 24th of February, in Geneva, Switzerland, SWAN and members Tais Plus-Kyrgyzstan, HOPS-Macedonia and Silver Rose-Russia had a thematic briefing meeting with CEDAW Committee members. The meeting was organized in collaboration with IWRAW Asia Pacific and supported by OSF. Fifteen (15) Committee members participated at the meeting.
Striving to include more sex workers into SWAN work, we encourage individuals with sex work experience to apply for the position. Please note your area of expertise (blogging, interviewing etc), knowledge and skills that you have in lieu of formal education or journalistic experience, that would benefit SWAN network and its members to increase visibility and contribute to overall internal and external communication.