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SWAN PUBLICATIONS

SWAN continually develops and publishes resources such as Community Reports, Guides and Briefing Papers.

Here, you can find the list of SWAN's publications:

Arrest the Violence: Human Rights Violations Against Sex Workers in 11 Countries (2009)

Arrest the Violence is the first piece of research done under the leadership of sex workers to document human rights violations they face across Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

To See Our Power: Sex Workers’ Stories of Fighting for their Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2010)

A Community-Based Research Project: Sex Workers' Stories of Fighting For Their Rights

Reporting From the Shadows: Using CEDAW to Advocate for Sex Workers’ Rights (2013)

This booklet is aimed at sex workers, sex worker groups, organisations working with sex workers, women’s groups, drug users’ groups, LGBT groups, human rights organisations and other friends who want to know more about advancing recognition for sex workers’ rights through the United Nations human rights bodies, and in particular, through the Committee on the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Stronger Together: Addressing Violence Against Female, Male and Transgender Sex Workers in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2014)

This booklet is aimed at sex workers, sex worker groups, organisations working with sex workers, women’s groups, drug users’ groups, LGBT groups, human rights organisations and other friends who want to know more about efforts to prevent and respond to violence against sex workers. We are sharing our experiences in the hope that it proves as helpful as learning from others’ experiences was to us. We also hope that it allows more people to know about the work that SWAN, sex workers and allies are doing to end human rights abuses against sex workers.

A Guide for Sex Worker Human Rights Defenders (2014)

This booklet is aimed at sex workers of all genders and backgrounds, sex worker projects, human rights organisations and advocates. It contains practical information on how to start human rights documenting projects, to organise human rights campaigns and to use formal human rights mechanisms.

Failures of Justice: State and Non-State Violence Against Sex Workers and the Search for Safety and Redress (2015)

This publication is about sex workers’ experiences of state and non-state violence, and hindered attempts to access justice in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Community Guide: How to Engage in Global Fund Supported Processes on National Level (2017)

As knowledge is power, communities in the region and worldwide have been mobilising to share information about Global Fund supported programs and processes. This short community guide is SWAN’s attempt to summarise only part of recommendations regarding national response to HIV funded by Global Fund and opportunities for community engagement.

NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US! A brief guide on meaningful involvement of sex workers and their organisations in Central-Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2018)

This brief guide builds on the recommendations formulated by the global sex worker movement and aims to provide law and policy makers, researchers, and civil society stakeholders in Central-Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) with practical advice on how to meaningfully involve sex workers in three areas, namely policymaking, research, and civil society advocacy and programming.

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