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By ekaterina on Jun 1st, 2015

June 2 is the International Sex Workers’ Day. On this day in 1975 about 100 sex workers and their supporters occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, protesting against their criminalised and exploitative working conditions, discrimination and abuse by law enforcement.

By ekaterina on May 28th, 2015

An interview of Elena Tsukerman to Dafna Rachok and "Politychna Krytyka (Political Critique)" online magazine about "Legalife" and on situation of sex workers in Ukraine

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 maria on May 15th, 2015

Shah-Aiym Network held training-workshop on May 13-14, 2015 which was funded by Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan.

By maria on May 6th, 2015

By maria on May 6th, 2015

How would you react if you find out that a woman, who you know, earned money by providing sexual services? Would you discard her or would you accept her voluntary choice of profession? Comedian Evelyn, who decided to support campaign of civic association Odyseus about violence against women working in the sex industry, also asked herself this question.

By maria on May 6th, 2015

Sex workers, sex workers’ rights activists, groups and allies celebrated May 1 with various actions. SWAN members also joined the celebration, you can read more about actions that took place in Turkey, BiH, Bulgaria and Macedonia on May 1, 2015 below.

By ekaterina on May 2nd, 2015

Even if you break the Administrative Code, it is not the reason to allow a crime against yourself.

By ekaterina on Apr 30th, 2015

May Day symbolizes the unity of workers of various gender, race, age, nationality, skills and occupation who stand for their labour rights. For some, this is a celebration of spring, social partnerships and world peace. For others, this is the way to invoke people to solidarity, struggle for rights, dignity, justice, descent working conditions and against exploitation and oppression.

By olga on Mar 20th, 2015

 SWAN Foundation for the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia (EEC/CA) is seeking to recruit a Program Officer to work closely with the Executive Director in the development, implementation and assessment of programs that will build the capacity of the network to advocate for the rights of sex workers.

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