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By yigit on Dec 6th, 2018

Between 18-19th of November, SWAN provided technical assistance to Woman for Freedom in Georgia, for their 2-day advocacy planning meeting with their members.

By yigit on Nov 20th, 2018

Between 23rd and 27th July 2018, more than 120 sex workers from more than 25 countries attended the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The bi-annual International AIDS Conferences are the largest global gathering of HIV academics, implementers, policy makers, people living with HIV and those most affected by HIV, including sex workers.

By yigit on Nov 19th, 2018

SWAN and activists Natalia Isaieva and Elena Fiskova from Legalife Ukraine organised a 4 day-long training in Balti, Moldova between 24-27th of October for service providers and sex workers with the financial support of UNFPA. The training was organised in the frame of the Fast track HIV/TB regional project (Cities project).

By yigit on Jul 18th, 2018

The International AIDS Conference 2018 is takeing place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, between 23rd and 27th July 2018. 
SWAN will be present in Sex Workers Networking Zone and EECA Regional Communities Networking Zone within the framework of the campaign 'Chase the Virus, Not People'.

By ekaterina on Mar 31st, 2018

A new security application, Artemis' Umbrella, has been developed for sex workers in Finland, and can be used anywhere in the world. The app alerts a trusted contact when sex workers are in trouble, and uses location services to track the smart phone.

By ekaterina on Feb 28th, 2018

Sex-working mother loses custody of her child. Mother is devastated by court ruling. The mother worked as a sex worker in a village in Östra Göinge, where she advertised her services via the internet. She started doing so after running into financial troubles when her son was only two to three months. She invited men into her apartment and had sex with them for money. Her earnings amounted to around 2,000-2,300 euros per month.

By ekaterina on Dec 17th, 2017

17 December 2017 marks the 14th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. For fourteen years, sex workers around the world have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers. The issues faced by sex workers often vary from region to region, due to different laws, social and cultural contexts, but one common issue faced by all sex workers is their vulnerability to and experience of violence.

By ekaterina on Dec 7th, 2017

Every year on 1st of December the world marks World AIDS Day. This year, SWAN together with ICRSE issued a joint statement and SWAN members marked the day with various different events.

By ekaterina on Nov 30th, 2017

To mark World AIDS Day 2017, SWAN and ICRSE, two regional networks for sex workers’ rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia join individuals, organisations and other networks in uniting in the fight against HIV globally, and remembering those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Together, SWAN and ICRSE are publishing this joint statement to continue to highlight the key issues sex workers face in relation to health and HIV. We invite sex workers and allies in our region to join us in marking #WorldAIDSDay by including these HASHTAGS on social media and help us raise awareness of the importance of sex workers’ rights in the fight to end HIV and ensuring nobody is left behind!

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