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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.

By admin on Dec 13th, 2013

SWAN and ICRSE - regional networks of sex workers projects in Europe and Central Asia are releasing a joint statement for the 17th of december calling for an end to ALL forms of violence against sex workers in Europe and Central Asia, and worldwide.
This FACEBOOK page (https://www.facebook.com/events/254706031353030/?previousaction=join&ref...) will feature all the info about events in our region and will be update with pictures, statements and articles.
Send us info to be featured.

Thanks,
SWAN http://swannet.org/
ICRSE http://www.sexworkeurope.org/

By admin on Jul 17th, 2013

From Turkey to Sweden, recent murders and violent attacks on sex workers spark an unprecedented wave of international action calling for an end to stigma and criminalization.

By admin on Oct 24th, 2012

by Tais Plus team

Dear friends and colleagues,

Ministry of internal affairs (MIA) in Kyrgyzstan announced about new initiative to criminalize sex workers by administrative regulation. Currently sex work in our country is decriminalized. On 17th of October main informational portals posted this news.

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 olga on Nov 5th, 2010

(from AIDS 2010 official website)
• 19,300 participants, including:
      - 16,012 delegates
      - 845 participants from Austria (does not include general public participation in the Global Village, which is difficult to estimate.)
      - 1,218 participants from Eastern Europe and Central Asia
      - 848 scholarship recipients
      - 1,276 media delegates

By olga on Nov 5th, 2010

(Extracts from the Smart Sex Workers’ Guide by NSWP)
From 18 to 23 July 2010, the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), together with allies brought together representatives from nearly 40 countries to take part in the NSWP pre-conference and the actual IAC 2010. More…

By olga on Nov 5th, 2010

By Katerina Partinova, HOPS, Macedonia
The Global Village at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna was officially opened on 19th July by the Mayor of Vienna and Laxmi Narayan Tripathi of the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW).
The Global Village was a space where communities from all over the world gather to meet, share the experience and learn from each other. More…

By olga on Nov 5th, 2010

July 20, 2010, Vienna – Sex workers’ rights advocates and their allies held a protest against the politics of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The harm is mostly expressed in forcing NGOs to sign the USA's Anti-prostitution Pledge in exchange for funding and to make them turn their backs on sex workers excluding them from prevention programs. More…

By olga on Nov 5th, 2010

By Anna-Louise Crago, SWAN
The next International AIDS Conference is set to be held in Washington D.C. in 2012 and already sex workers are mounting a campaign. They want to make sure they won't be stopped at the border! More…

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