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By ekaterina on Jun 3rd, 2015

During the period May 31st - June 1st, STAR-STAR organized two-day training on HIV, Human Rights and Sex Work Activism with support of ICRSE-The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe. The training took place in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and 16 sex workers attended the training.

By ekaterina on Jun 2nd, 2015
International Sex Worker Day (2nd June) is the memorable day since 1975, when more than 100 people working in the sex industry occupied the church of Saint-Nizier in Lyon to point to discrimination and violations of their rights.
By ekaterina on May 28th, 2015

An interview of Elena Tsukerman to Dafna Rachok and "Politychna Krytyka (Political Critique)" online magazine about "Legalife" and on situation of sex workers in Ukraine

By ekaterina on May 22nd, 2015

Turkish advocates have been calling for recognition of a spate of violence against trans women in the country. Over the space of two weeks, seven trans women were violently attacked in different cities around Turkey.

By ekaterina on May 19th, 2015

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day has been held annually every third Sunday in May since 1983. On May 17, 2015 around 1200 organizations in 115 countries gathered to commemorate those who died from AIDS and to raise awareness about HIV. The official theme of the campaign worldwide was ‘Supporting the future’ dedicated to calling on the communities around the world to unite and demand a sustainable response to AIDS.

By ekaterina on May 15th, 2015

This information was shared by a number of mass media in Ukraine and Russia. Below, you can find an article by “Korrespondent”, comments by the representatives of All-ukrainian League ‘Legalife’ and further investigation by “Road Patrol”

By ekaterina on May 10th, 2015

All-Ukrainian League "LEGALIFE" activist Irina on the problem of violence against sex workers by the police.

By Aliya on Apr 12th, 2010

 The youngest SWAN member that joined the Network in April 2008, Juventas has developed a solid outreach work in this country.  In 2005 they participated in two national surveys - on behavior and on epidemiology of intravenous drug users (IDU) and sex workers (SW). In 2006 they started outreach work for IDU and SW, and in 2007 they particularly focused their interests on sex work issues. More

By olga on Dec 25th, 2006

More than 400 sex workers from Romania’s capital Bucharest will from mid-December be able to get free of charge rapid test and counseling for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and Syphilis. The voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) will be carried out by an outreach team of the Romanian NGO ARAS, member of the SWAN Network, in the places where sex workers work and live. The team will use “Social Ambulance”, a vehicle designed for providing services to sex workers. More

By admin on Apr 16th, 2006

The mission of HESED is to carry out health promotion activities and to stimulate social development of underprivileged groups and communities on the territory of Bulgaria. The main target groups are sex workers, Roma people and men having sex with men.

In 1997, HESED was the first Bulgarian organization to start focusing on problems of sex workers in the country. Outreach work is based on accessibility, anonymity, confidentiality, and professionalism. The members of the team are professional psychologists and social workers. They offer free services such as health education and consultations; dissemination of specially designed educational materials, of condoms and lubricants; referral and accompanying to health and social services; harm reduction, needles and syringes exchange and training of peer educators. More

Contact person: Tsvetelina Oreshkova
E-mail: t.oreshkova@hesed.bg
Website: www.hesed.bg

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