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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.

By ekaterina on Apr 14th, 2016

The French Parliament passed a bill on the 6th of April, 2016 which makes it illegal to pay for sex in France. Selling sex remains legal. The bill passed 64 to 12 in the National Assembly, France’s lower house, with 501 deputies abstaining from the vote.

Under the new law those who pay for sex will face fines of up to 1,500 Euros for the first offence, and up to 3,750 Euros for subsequent offences. They may also be required to attend a stigmatising course to raise awareness of the harms of ‘prostitution’. The law on “public solicitation” has been abolished.

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 Mar 1st, 2016

…She has made everything beautiful in her time…

By ekaterina on Feb 23rd, 2016

The UNAIDS 2016-2021 strategy is calling for decriminalisation of sex work, same sex acts, HIV transmission, and drug use.

By ekaterina on Nov 24th, 2015

The Czech Republic introduces training for sex workers to provide legal, paid services to people with disabilities. Five sex workers, called sexual assistants, were trained by the Czech charity Rozkoš bez Rizika (Bliss without Risk). Their services are approved by the Interior Ministry.

By ekaterina on Oct 23rd, 2015

The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have written a briefing paper focussing on the experiences, views, needs, and rights of sex workers who use drugs. The Briefing Paper discusses existing research and writing, and also includes case studies from sex worker-led and drug user-led organisations on the perspectives and experiences of sex workers who use drugs, and on how best to meet the needs of this community.

By maria on Sep 3rd, 2015

On Tuesday, federal police in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security raided Rentboy, a male escort advertising website, arresting the CEO and 6 employees.

By ekaterina on Aug 11th, 2015

On 11 of August 2015 in Dublin at the International Council Meeting Amnesty International voted to adopt policy to protect human rights of sex workers.

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