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By ekaterina on May 18th, 2016

During the night of 17th to 18th of May, Viacheslav Datsik and his supporters illegally raided a brothel (known as a “salon” in Russia) in St Petersburg where 10 sex workers were working. The salon was on the 11th Line of Vasilyevsky Island. He broke down the door and under the threat of beating the women working there he forced them to undress completely, and then took them to the police naked. He managed to carry out an attack on a similar establishment in central St Petersburg, but he was detained by the brothel’s security guards and was taken to the police station.

By ekaterina on May 16th, 2016

Silver Rose organized a strategic meeting of sex workers, which took place between the 11th and 14th of April, 2016 in Moscow. The topic of the meeting was "Community strengthening, access to prevention programs, and overcoming existing obstacles - joint actions". The strategic meeting was aimed at implementing the approach of meaningful participation, based on the need and importance of the participation of sex workers in matters relating to their health, life, safety, dignity and human rights.

By ekaterina on May 1st, 2016

Silver Rose is a sex worker-led organisation and member of NSWP and SWAN, representing sex workers and their allies. They bring together the leaders of the sex work community and their supporters. “We know what the problems of our community are and what are the solutions in the context of human rights and prevention of socially relevant diseases,” as stated on the Silver Rose website.

By ekaterina on Mar 29th, 2016

Amendments to the public nuisance laws in Serbia, known as “Public Law and Order” laws, increased penalties for sex work related offences. Anti-sex work campaigners pushed the government to introduce amendments that would also punish the clients of sex workers. The new laws punishes everyone who disturbs ‘public order and peace’ including noisy neighbours, panhandling, burning pyrotechnic products, organising gambling, etc.

By ekaterina on Mar 16th, 2016

As Macedonian civil society organisation HOPS reports, sex workers in Macedonia have been awarded protection against the unlawful treatment of the police and the criminal court for the second time.

By ekaterina on Mar 14th, 2016

A SWAN member, who is also a sex worker and an activist is interviewed for opendemocracy.net

By ekaterina on Mar 8th, 2016

SWAN Foundation is seeking a responsible, accurate and communicative person for a part-time position of Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will be working under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and is responsible for managing SWAN office procedures and other tasks assigned by Operations Manager and Executive Director.

By ekaterina on Mar 3rd, 2016

          We, the Sex Workers Rights Network in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia, join the global movement and use this day to draw attention to the continuous violations of sex workers rights in our region and globally.

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 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.

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