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By ekaterina on Dec 11th, 2015

The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) and NSWP have hosted a training on sex worker advocacy and the implementation of rights-based HIV/STI programmes in Budapest, Hungary. The participants - from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Georgia - discussed the barriers sex workers face when advocating for their rights and the possible solutions to these barriers based on the SWIT tool.

By maria on Dec 5th, 2015

On December 1, 2015 a number of SWAN members joined the commemoration of the World AIDS Day.

By ekaterina on Nov 25th, 2015

Nilay, a trans woman sex worker was found dead November 23 in her own house in Maltepe, Istanbul, several days after Transgender Day of Remembrance. Police response to an Istanbul LGBTI activist who requested information was “Already dead, why do you care?”

By ekaterina on Oct 27th, 2015

The Tajik Parliament wants to abolish sex work. They are introducing harsher measures under the Administrative Liability Code, hoping this will deter sex workers from working in the industry. According to the Tajik news source Ozodi, under new and harsher rules set out in the Administrative Liability Code, sex workers caught breaking the law for the first time will be required to pay double what they paid in the past. If the same sex worker breaks the law a second time, they will face up to 15 days in jail.

By ekaterina on Sep 27th, 2015

On 16 - 18 september 2015 SHAGI Foundation organized and conducted a training for the employees and volunteers of the “Red Umbrella” project. The training was made in cooperation with humanitarian organization "Peace Doctors France" and "Silver Rose" movement.

By maria on Sep 18th, 2015

On September 17 The Association of Hungarian Sex Workers (SZEXE) celebrated its 15th anniversary. Balloons, red umbrellas,  birthday cakes and positive atmosphere of the celebration were combined with discussion of the situation of sex workers in Hungary and work SZEXE does for sex workers rights.

By ekaterina on Sep 10th, 2015

The project is aimed at the prevention of HIV and STIs among sex workers (male and female). There are two main lines of work: service provision for target groups and sex workers community establishment.

By ekaterina on Aug 10th, 2015

On 7-9 of June 2015 the All-Ukrainian League "LEGALIFE" held the training in Kiev on team building and leadership for activists of the young initiative sex workers' groups from the regions.

By ekaterina on Jul 4th, 2015

Anuntul.ro site is prosecuted for pimping, after prosecutors determined that through this site were recruited "customers" by many people, and the court set that, for the next 60 days, the site will not publish ads in the heading “She is looking for a partner”

By ekaterina on Jun 22nd, 2015

June 17-18, 2015, Kyiv: UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine) in cooperation with the League "LEGALIFE" conducted a training on building awareness of sex workers on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention and their familiarization with WHO/UNFPA/NSWP/World Bank advocated approaches to implementation of clinical and support services packages for sex workers

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