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By ekaterina on Jun 2nd, 2017

Today, on 2nd of June 2017, we mark The International Sex Workers’ Day. On this day in 1975 French sex workers occupied the Saint-Nizier church in Lyon for 8 days in a desperate attempt to call attention to their worsened working conditions. On 10th June at 5 o'clock the Church was brutally raided and cleared by police forces.

By ekaterina on Nov 24th, 2015

The Czech Republic introduces training for sex workers to provide legal, paid services to people with disabilities. Five sex workers, called sexual assistants, were trained by the Czech charity Rozkoš bez Rizika (Bliss without Risk). Their services are approved by the Interior Ministry.

By admin on Dec 16th, 2013

This year, the route of NGO Bliss Without Risk will march through Wenceslas Square. Traditionally, the march will end in front of the main station, where memorial candles will be lit to remember male and female sex workers who were murdered in their work.

By admin on Oct 9th, 2012

A unique conference, called From Sexbusiness Back to the Labour Market?, is being organised for October 16-17 by ROZKOŠ bez RIZIKA.

By admin on Sep 26th, 2011

ČTK | 22 September 2011
Prague, Sept 21 (CTK) - The Czech bill on prostitution does not take into account the rights of those who offer sexual services, unlike the respective laws in other Western countries, experts from foreign universities agreed at a conference in Prague yesterday.

The law should not only address the needs of the state and municipalities but also of those of the prostitutes, namely protect them against violence, remove the stigma of being unacceptable from them and give them more rights in relation to their clients, the experts said.

However, the participants in the conference appreciated that the bill setting the rules for prostitution in the Czech Republic has been gradually developing.

By admin on Mar 15th, 2011

Thirty members of Bliss Without Risk, including sex workers marked December 17th with a march through the streets of Prague up to the city centre. There, in a park, the lit candles in memory of sex workers who had lost their lives to violence as well as those who survived violence.

By admin on Mar 7th, 2011

Bliss without Risk, SWAN member from Czech Republic, drew public to the NSWP Networking Zone to see their fun performance. Bliss without Risk is known in their own country for involving youth, sex workers and homeless peoples into staging stories and musicals that reflect their lives. For 40 minutes this inspired team held attention of the Global Village visitors by performing short shows, dancing and singing in Czech.

To watch more click this article.

By admin on Mar 7th, 2011

July 18-23, Vienna, Austria – This year sex workers and allies from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia had a chance to talk about barriers and issues that sex workers face in their countries, to show what groups and organizations have achieved in addressing the pandemics and violations in their region. The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) was represented by 11 activists from Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia and Montenegro, a team of young and energetic volunteers from Odyseus, Slovakia and a performance group from Bliss without Risk, Czech Republic.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

On Saturday, May 29, 2010 the third and final generation of SWAN groups participated in a training on media sensitizations in Tirana, Albania. Genci and Enkelejda of Aksion Plus were gracious hosts in their beautiful city. Representative from sex work projects from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro and Latvia participated in the one-day event which also brought together sex workers from Hungary, Albania and Bulgaria.

By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

June 3, 2010
By Anna-Louise Crago
Over all the ethical breaches and problems surrounding media representation of sex workers echoed those of previous SWAN groups who did the media sensitization trainings. The fact that Hungary has a legalized system with tolerance zones contributed new dynamics and issues to think about.

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