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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.

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.

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