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By maria on Dec 17th, 2015

Today marks the 12th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. For twelve years, sex workers have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers.

By ekaterina on Dec 11th, 2015

The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) and NSWP have hosted a training on sex worker advocacy and the implementation of rights-based HIV/STI programmes in Budapest, Hungary. The participants - from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Georgia - discussed the barriers sex workers face when advocating for their rights and the possible solutions to these barriers based on the SWIT tool.

By ekaterina on Dec 3rd, 2015

Transgender woman stabbed in her heart lost her life in Haramidere, Avcilar-Istanbul on December 2, 2015.

By ekaterina on Dec 1st, 2015

On December 1st, the World AIDS Day, SWAN would like to show its support for people living with HIV, commemorate people who have died from AIDS, and raise awareness on correlation between discriminatory, criminalizing and harmful laws and practices and increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

By ekaterina on Nov 25th, 2015

Nilay, a trans woman sex worker was found dead November 23 in her own house in Maltepe, Istanbul, several days after Transgender Day of Remembrance. Police response to an Istanbul LGBTI activist who requested information was “Already dead, why do you care?”

By ekaterina on Aug 11th, 2015

On 11 of August 2015 in Dublin at the International Council Meeting Amnesty International voted to adopt policy to protect human rights of sex workers.

By maria on Jul 13th, 2015

We are sad and angry to learn that on July 5th, Kemalita Ördek, SWAN Steering Committee member, LGBTQI and sex workers’ rights activist and the founder of Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Organization in Turkey, was attacked and raped in her own home. Kemalita was subsequently humiliated and discriminated by the police that also failed to secure her personal safety. The perpetrators were set free and therefore Kemalita is in a life threatening situation due to police discrimination and lack of access to justice.

By ekaterina on Jul 10th, 2015

One of the founders of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association (Kırmızı Şemsiye), Kemal Ördek, was raped in their home on Sunday. Kemal Ördek shared the following text with LGBTI News Turkey in Turkish and explained the violence, the discrimination, and the fear.

By admin on Dec 27th, 2013

 Copied from the NSWP web-site
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects mourns the loss of Andrew Hunter, our President and one of the founding members of APNSW and NSWP who died in Bangkok on 26th December 2013.

By admin on Dec 16th, 2013

On December 17, 2013 the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, three regional networks join together to show their support for sex workers rights and to bring attention to ongoing violence and stigma that sex workers face in Europe and Central Asia. Read joint ICRSE-SWAN-TAMPEP statement in English, Russian and Macedonian.

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