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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 8th, 2016

SWAN Foundation is seeking a responsible, accurate and communicative person for a part-time position of Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will be working under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and is responsible for managing SWAN office procedures and other tasks assigned by Operations Manager and Executive Director.

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.

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