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By ekaterina on Oct 23rd, 2015

The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have written a briefing paper focussing on the experiences, views, needs, and rights of sex workers who use drugs. The Briefing Paper discusses existing research and writing, and also includes case studies from sex worker-led and drug user-led organisations on the perspectives and experiences of sex workers who use drugs, and on how best to meet the needs of this community.

By ekaterina on Sep 23rd, 2015

SWAN presents “FAILURES OF JUSTICE State and Non-State Violence Against Sex Workers and the Search for Safety and Redress”: A Community Based Research Project of SWAN in Central and Eastgern Europe and Central Asia

By ekaterina on Sep 15th, 2015

SWAN proudly presents "A Guide For SEX WORKER HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS". This publication is aimed at sex workers of all genders and backgrounds, sex worker projects, human rights organizations and advocates. It contains practical information on how to start human rights documenting projects, to organize human rights campaigns and to use formal human rights mechanisms.

By maria on Sep 9th, 2015

SWAN is proud to announce our new publication 'REPORTING FROM THE SHADOWS: Using CEDAW to Advocate for Sex Workers’ Rights in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia'.

By Aliya on Dec 17th, 2014

SWAN releases "Stronger Together: Addressing Violence against Female, Male and Transgender Sex Workers in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

 

By admin on Jun 21st, 2011

Prepared by Open Society Public Health Program, this document pairs common violations experienced by sex workers with relevant provisions of major human rights treaties. The violations included in this document were reported by European and Central Asian sex worker organizations and advocates, who are members of the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN).

By Aliya on Dec 17th, 2010

(Available in PDF here)
17 DECEMBER 2010 – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) is commemorating the 7th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with the release of the “Sex Work and Violence” issue of the annual NSWP journal Research for Sex Work and the launch of a brand new NSWP website at http://nswp.org. Both the journal and the website amplify the voices of sex worker-led organising projects around the world that speak out about violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while debunking the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence.

By Aliya on Dec 9th, 2008

Ralf Jurgens and Jonathan Cohen, OSI, 2008 At the 2006 United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, world leaders reaffirmed that “the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all is an essential element in the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.” Yet, as many sad events round the globe, the latest one from only two weeks ago in Macedonia show, this “essential element” remains the missing piece in the fight against AIDS. More

By Aliya on Sep 18th, 2008

The issue 10 of this annual journal dedicated to the topic of research on sex work, published in July 2008, is devoted to sex workers’ rights. More
 

By Aliya on Sep 18th, 2008

August 2008, Open Society Institute, by Anna-Louise Crago
Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights highlights the creative ways in which sex workers in eight countries have organized to defend their human rights and health. The groups featured in this report by SWAN consultant Anna-Louise Crago also include two SWAN members. More

 

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