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By admin on Jun 30th, 2011

In this issue read:
*STAR opens its new office to involve more sex workers
*Find out the meaning of the terms sex worker and sex work
*Confession of a sex worker (an interview with a Serbian sex worker who works in Vienna.
Read in Macedonian

By admin on Jun 23rd, 2011

Join New Tactics, Jane Barry and other practitioners for an online dialogue on Being Well and Staying Safe: Resources for human rights defenders from June 22 to 28, 2011.

Human rights work is a powerful and fulfilling vocation. And it is equally hugely challenging for human rights practitioners. The nature of this work exposes defenders to distressing and threatening situations. The need to take care of one’s self is extremely important, as is the need to take care of, protect and support each other. Human rights defenders cannot be well without being safe. Likewise, they cannot truly be safe without being well.

By admin on Apr 27th, 2011

Issue 1 of 2011 features:
*  an interview with an HIV positive person, who tells the readers about his life and illness, warning sex workers to always use a condom and to pay attention to their health, no matter what requests they get.
* an article about the current grant from Mama Cash won by SZEXE.
* a short report from SZEXE legal aid provider on the new legislation on misdemeanors and its effects.
* history of Easter
* professional tips for sex workers
* a reports on a garbage collection campaigns, with photos. The campaign aimed at clearing the territories where street sex workers are active, in order to make local residents more tolerant towards sex workers and to make sex workers more aware of their environment and the damages they may cause to it through littering, throwing away plastic bottles, condoms and other garbage.
* a call for participation in its newly launched project under TAMOP program, with support from the European Social Fund and the Hungarian governement, aiming for holding health prevention events for sex workers.

Read in Hungarian here.

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.

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