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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 Dec 1st, 2015

On December 1st, the World AIDS Day, SWAN would like to show its support for people living with HIV, commemorate people who have died from AIDS, and raise awareness on correlation between discriminatory, criminalizing and harmful laws and practices and increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

By ekaterina on Nov 11th, 2015

SWAN is glad to present the new Community of Learning website: www.sexworkersrightscommunity.org. Community of Learning is a library/repository of knowledge, information and resources on successful advocacy tactics to defend sex workers' rights.

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.

By maria on Jul 29th, 2015

Amnesty International will be voting on a Draft Policy on Sex Work at its next International Council Meeting on August 7-11, 2015 in Dublin. NSWP has created a petition that calls on the Amnesty International Council to stand firm and support decriminalisation of sex work and protect the human rights of sex workers.

By ekaterina on Jun 9th, 2015

"Clients are criminalized, prostitutes are murdered", "Sex work is work": dozens of prostitutes, men and women, gathered on Friday night in Paris near the Eiffel Tower to defend their rights and oppose the criminalization of their customers.

By ekaterina on Jun 5th, 2015

Amendments were implemented due to the fact that the application of the previous law had proven difficult. The purpose of the law to protect victims of human trafficking or pimping was not fulfilled at present in a way that had been hoped for when adjusting the law that prohibits pimping and human trafficking in Finland since 2006.

By ekaterina on May 18th, 2015

Our colleagues from Toronto developed some necessary framework shifts in talking about exploitation of migrant sex workers, based on the document from the USA about Reconceptualizing Approaches to Human Trafficking. Through the outreach work with migrant workers in Toronto, and decade of dedication to sex worker organizing in Hong Kong - here are some necessary framework shifts in talking about exploitation of migrant sex workers, that can be used when working with media.

By admin on Feb 19th, 2014

 The European Parliament’s Committee on Gender Rights and Women’s Equality, FEMM, has approved a report that recommends criminalizing clients of sex workers. The report will be up for European Parliament vote on 27 February 2014. Sex workers are speaking out against this recommendation and call on allies in the women’s, human rights, harm reduction movement (and others) to give support and speak out against the criminalisation of clients of sex workers as well.

By admin on Aug 21st, 2013

 Deadline: 31 August 2013
VGIF (Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund) provides small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries.
VGIF is named in honor of Virginia Gildersleeve, a noted leader in women’s education and Dean of Barnard College. Gildersleeve was a co-founder and twice President of the International Federation of University Women. She was the only woman appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to the US Delegation that established the United Nations and the first woman in the United States to sign a United States treaty.
VGIF supports women’s organizations based outside of the United States by providing small grants for an array of community needs up to $7,500 USD.
What VGIF supports:
 Economic empowerment of women
 Community development
 Health and nutritional support
 Literacy and leadership training
 Educational seminars and workshops
 Promoting education in the sciences for girls
 Women’s human rights
 Organizations that are governed and directed by women.

http://www.vgif3.org/projects2tier/index.asp

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