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By ekaterina on Dec 17th, 2017

17 December 2017 marks the 14th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. For fourteen years, sex workers around the world have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers often vary from region to region, due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.

By ekaterina on Dec 7th, 2017

Every year on 1st of December the world marks World AIDS Day. This year, SWAN together with ICRSE issued a joint statement and SWAN members marked the day with various different events.

By ekaterina on Nov 30th, 2017

To mark World AIDS Day 2017, SWAN and ICRSE, two regional networks for sex workers’ rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia join individuals, organisations and other networks in uniting in the fight against HIV globally, and remembering those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Together, SWAN and ICRSE are publishing this joint statement to continue to highlight the key issues sex workers face in relation to health and HIV. We invite sex workers and allies in our region to join us in marking #WorldAIDSDay by including these HASHTAGS on social media and help us raise awareness of the importance of sex workers’ rights in the fight to end HIV and ensuring nobody is left behind!

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 Dec 22nd, 2015

On December 17 SWAN members held different local actions to raise the awareness and commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

By maria on Dec 5th, 2015

On December 1, 2015 a number of SWAN members joined the commemoration of the World AIDS Day.

By ekaterina on Jul 4th, 2015

Anuntul.ro site is prosecuted for pimping, after prosecutors determined that through this site were recruited "customers" by many people, and the court set that, for the next 60 days, the site will not publish ads in the heading “She is looking for a partner”

By ekaterina on May 19th, 2015

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.

By admin on Dec 17th, 2012

By ARAS and ARADOR-CH

Press Release
For the end of violence against sex workers in Romania

December 17th is the day when organizations all over the world advocate for the end of violence against sex workers.
ARAS and APADOR-CH, non-governmental organizations in the field of health, respectively human rights presented the first study in Romania aimed on identifying abuses against these women.
Night by night, women facing social and medical vulnerability are confronting injuries, penalties, condom confiscation, physical aggression, rapes. Some of these actions are legal, others are violations of the law.

By admin on Dec 13th, 2011

Dear All,
The situation in Romania on violence, abuse and criminalisation on sex work and sex workers impact very seriously sex workers human rights. And ARAS is among the very few NGOs still funded and fighting, in all the fields related to prevention of violence and human rights.
In this context, at December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, for the first time in Romania, ARAS intends to send the attached letter to authorities and the media.
Please, support our letter and send the name of your organization by December 15th to included into the list of signatures.

The more we are, the more visible our action will be.

Thank you very much,
Nicoleta Dascalu
ARAS

TO READ the Open Letter click here.
TO SUPPORT the Open Letter write to nicoleta.dascalu@arasnet.ro ; liana.velica@arasnet.ro ; aras.bucuresti@gmail.com

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