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By admin on Mar 24th, 2011

DEADLINE: 8 APRIL 2011

On behalf of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, this is a Call for Submissions for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Dialogue.

The Regional Dialogue will take place on 18-19 May 2011 in Chisinau, Moldova. In addition to giving voice to regional and country perspectives on issues of HIV and the law, the dialogue aims to contribute to regional efforts for creating enabling legal environments which support effective HIV responses. The forum will provide a unique opportunity for civil society to engage directly with government officials, law experts, United Nations representatives and members of the Global Commission to discuss gaps and opportunities for changes in the law, practices of law enforcement, issues with legal aid and access to redress.

By admin on Feb 3rd, 2011

Read January issue From Us to Us, by STAR sex workers' activist team of Macedonia. This issue features December 17 action in Macedonia, female condoms, sex workers' rights and more. Here..

By admin on Jan 28th, 2011

Application Deadline: Friday, February 4, 2011

Beginning on January 11th, 2011, Rising Voices is launching the latest round of microgrant funding and is now accepting project proposals from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or individuals for funding of up to $4,000 USD for digital media outreach projects around the world. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to underrepresented communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, or podcasting on their own.

By Aliya on Dec 17th, 2010

(Available in PDF here)
17 DECEMBER 2010 – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) is commemorating the 7th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with the release of the “Sex Work and Violence” issue of the annual NSWP journal Research for Sex Work and the launch of a brand new NSWP website at http://nswp.org. Both the journal and the website amplify the voices of sex worker-led organising projects around the world that speak out about violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while debunking the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence.

By Aliya on Dec 17th, 2010

"By Us to Us"
Read a new issue of STAR newsletter dedicated to December 17 in Macedonian. PDF is available here.

By olga on Nov 24th, 2010

Sign up a petition to support a campaign of sex-workers from Uganda to repeal the ban on the conference on sex-workers health rights and economic empowerment. Detailed information is available here.

By Aliya on Nov 24th, 2010

Dear Friends! From my own experience in providing social assistance and the many testimonies, we, the members of the Ukrainian League LEGALIFE can say a lot about the systematic and massive violations of the rights of sex workers' by the police in Ukraine.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

End Unjust Arrests, Sentencing and Sex Offender Registration of Sex Workers

We the undersigned extend our support for Women With A Vision's "No Justice!" Project, a campaign to combat the sentencing of people arrested for sex work under the 203-yr-old "crimes against nature" felony-level law in New Orleans, LA.

By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

Issue 1 of 2010 features a long interview with Swedish SW Pye Jacobson, who tells the readers about the legal regulation of sex work in Sweden and its consequences on SWs and their clients. There is an article about the current phase of the AIDS epidemic and the means of protection. This is followed by a country profile of Albania, with an insight into the local commercial sex scene. There is an article on the hazards of gambling as a type of addiction and its adverse social consequences. Readers are acquainted with the history of the Busho-march, the famous and traditional early-spring masquerade in the streets of Mohács, Hungary. Finally, there is an article on the Venice Carnival.
The Hungarian Association are in the process of officially changing their name from Hungarian Prostitutes’ Advocacy Association to Hungarian Sex Workers Advocacy Association. The reason behind the change – as explained by representative András Szabó – is that the expression “sex worker” is much less burdened with the stigmata and prejudices regularly associated with the term “prostitute”. The change will, therefore, place the organization in a better position regarding the tone of the public discourse on the rights of sex workers.
You can download the newsletter PDF here.

By Aliya on Dec 16th, 2009

STAR (sex worker rights activist group) of Macedonia designed and launched a calendar for 2010, to mark December 17th and sex workers’ rights. The calendar may be downloaded from SWAN's website here in pdf format, and quality print versions may be requested from the STAR team (write to SWAN coordinator to swan@tasz.hu ).


STAR Newsletter is celebrating its 1 year of existence! Read issue 9 here. It features, among other articles, confession of a sex worker, quotes from famous people. There is a sex advice column, and information on sexual rights. Those interested can check what the Egyptian horoscope holds for them.


The 10th issue of the STAR newsletter From Us to US is dedicated to December 17 and the issues of human rights. Read Issue 10 here.

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