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By ekaterina on Mar 15th, 2017

SWAN, within the Regional Platform EECA, has developed a video and community guide  on the community’s engagement in Global Fund supported processes on the national level.

By ekaterina on Jan 31st, 2017

Here you can find a series of five publications about sex workers' rights violations in Turkey.

By ekaterina on Jan 9th, 2017

SWAN members from Poland, Macedonia, Russia, Turkey, Slovakia and Ukraine commemorated the 17th of December with different events.

By ekaterina on Dec 16th, 2016

Today marks the 13th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. For thirteen years, sex workers have used this day to highlight the need for action to end violence against sex workers.

By ekaterina on Dec 13th, 2016

On 1st of December, The World AIDS Day, SWAN members celebrated with multiple activities.

By ekaterina on Nov 30th, 2016

Today, 1st of December, is the World AIDS Day. On this day, every year we remember those who passed away from AIDS and honour those who advocate to fight against the HIV epidemic. SWAN also expresses solidarity with all the people who are affected by HIV.

By ekaterina on Oct 24th, 2016

SWAN wrote a submission to UN Women regarding their consultation on "sex work, sex trade and prostitution"

By ekaterina on Aug 23rd, 2016

Violent attacks against transgender people in Turkey continue unabated. Hande Kader, a 23-year-old transgender woman based in Istanbul, disappeared a little over one week ago. Her friends and partner filed a missing person’s report. Hande Kader’s burned and mutilated body was found in Zekeriyaköy (district of Istanbul) by the side of the road, reported the LGBTI News Turkey.

By ekaterina on Jun 2nd, 2016

Today, 2nd of June, sex workers and their allies celebrate the International Sex Workers’ Day. On this day in 1975, after massive police reprisals, 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 Apr 14th, 2016

Французский парламент 6 апреля 2016 года принял законопроект, согласно которому покупать секс во Франции становится незаконным. Продажа секса остается законной. За законопроект проголосовали 64 депутата Национального Собрания, нижней палаты Франции, 12 были против , 501 депутат воздержался от голосования.

Согласно новому закону тем, кто платит за секс, будет грозить штраф до 1500 евро за первое нарушение, и до 3750 евро за последующие нарушения. Их также могут обязать посещать стигматизирующие курсы повышения осведомленности о вреде «проституции». Закон об "общественном приставании" был отменен.

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