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Newsletter
By admin on Dec 14th, 2011

CONTENTS (download PDF here )

* From editor

IN FOCUS
* What is “December 17”?
* SWAN press-release
* SWAN December 17: flare, courage and creativity

SEX WORKERS REPORT
* Zhaneta, Slovakia
* Vantala, Ukraine

NETWORK NEWS
* What is the cost of legal reform for Ukrainian sex workers?
* Sign SWAN Open Letter to support Ukrainian sex workers!
* Romania: Same Rights, Same Responsibilities!
* Changes for sex workers in Bulgaria?
* Hungary: Budapest Declaration of the Network of countries with Low HIV prevalence in Central and South-Eastern Europe
* SWAN at UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law

SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
* "It's Not Selling Your Body, It's More Like Controlled-Access Rental"

ANNOUNCEMENTS
ABOUT US
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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.

Newsletter
By Aliya on Jul 11th, 2010

CONTENTS

IN FOCUS
- 21-st International Harm Reduction Conference (IHRA 2010)
- HOPS, Macedonia at the IHRA
- IAC' 2010 updates
- SWAN at IAC' 2010
- Slovakia: help us fundraise for sex workers’ programs
- Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) at IAC

SEX WORKERS REPORT
- Bullets Whistle Over Your Head, Kyrgyzstan
- The power we share the power we have, Thailand

NETWORK NEWS
- Macedonia: Impromptu Sex Worker Action In Skopje
- Hungary: SWAN at WITNESS Video Advocacy Institute and Strategic meeting in Budapest
- Albania: Media sensitization training
- Hungary: The How and Why of Getting High
- Serbia: JAZAS expands services for sex workers and opens new drop-in center

SEX WORKERS' ADVOCACY SCHOOL
- How do American sex workers feel about the US prostitution policy abroad? (interview with Carol Leigh)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
ABOUT US

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Newsletter
By olga on Apr 7th, 2010

To read the issue ONLINE go here.
To download SWAN News PRINTABLE VERSION please click here.

CONTENTS
In Focus
*Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Excluded from Proposed Macedonian Antidiscrimination Draft Bill
*South Africa: Push to Protect Sex Workers During World Cup
*International Sex Workers Day, 3rd March

Sex Workers’ Report
*SWAN News interview with Victoriya about the situation of migrant sex workers in Kazakhstan.

Network News
*SWAN Member Organizations Use December 17 for Campaign Purposes
*Ukraine is Continuing to Kill Sex Workers
*You Must Know About Me – Macedonian Sex Workers’ Campaign Video
*National Mapping of Commercial Sex Workers in Albania
*Tais Plus and HOPS to Participate at Liverpool Harm Reduction Conference

Sex Workers’ Advocacy School
*The Curious Sex Workers’ Guide to the “Anti-Prostitution Pledge
*Anti-Prostitution Pledge Time-line

Quote of the Month
Call and Announcements
International news

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Newsletter
By Aliya on Dec 16th, 2009

To read the issue ONLINE go here.
To download SWAN News PRINTABLE VERSION please click here.

CONTENTS
In Focus
*World AIDS Day, 1 December
*Human Rights Day, 10 December
*Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, 17 December

Sex Workers’ Report
*In Russia, the Pimps Don’t Care About the Girls

Network News
*3rd SWAN network meeting a great success in Ohrid
*„You Are Not Alone, Together We Are Stronger”
*Report on the Ohrid Meeting in Hetérák
*Media debate on sex work in Hungary
*Sex Workers’ Association in Hungary Start Newsletter

Sex Workers’ Advocacy School
*Tips on Using the Media for Our Purposes

Quote of the Month

Call and Announcements
International news

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Newsletter
By Guest on Sep 28th, 2009

To read the issue ONLINE go here.
To download SWAN News PRINTABLE VERSION please click here.

Contents

IN FOCUS: Conferences and Events Calendar
*XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)
*The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF)
*The International Harm Reduction Conference
*The 4th Annual International Conference on Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion

NETWORK NEWS
*Bulgaria: research on Bulgarian sex workers
*Albania: media publishes results of survey with sex workers
*Macedonia: Police raid and forced testing of 23 sex workers in Skopje - UPDATE
*Hungary: MPEE holds survey on public opinion
*Slovakia: C.A. Odyseus runs cafeteria for sex workers on the street
*Kyrgyzstan: A Case Story – transgender migrant sexworker

SEX WORKER’S REPORT
*PART 1: Confronting abuses in the workplace
*PART 2: 100 Flavours of Sex Work in Kazakhstan

SEX WORKERS’ ADVOCACY SCHOOL
*What is Advocacy?
*Advocacy and Non Violent Action
*Gandhi: Advocacy and Non-violence
*Advocacy, Non-Violence and You

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
CALLS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
ABOUT US
SUBSCRIPTION
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Newsletter
By Aliya on Jun 23rd, 2009

Read on-line SWAN News, Issue 25 here
Download printable version
here (PDF)

CONTENTS
IN FOCUS: Meetings and debates: Fighting trafficking. Who bothers to consult sex workers?
* OSI and partners organize anti-trafficking and sex worker rights meetings
* Hungary: Criminalize clients. Don’t ask prostitutes
* Cambodia: MTV no EXIT campaign indirectly supports abusive anti-trafficking law
* Australia: Salvation Army apologizes to sex workers

SWAN NEWS
* Lithuania: popular TV show discusses sex work situation in the country
* Kyrgyzstan: sex workers get together to learn and unite
* Ukraine: LEGALIFE meets again
* Serbia: JAZAS drop-in center for sex workers introduces new fun activities
* Serbia: sex workers meet with theater actors in Belgrade
* Macedonia: sex workers can be good educators too!

SEX WORKERS REPORT
* Sweden: “We want to save you. And if you don’t appreciate it, we will punish you!”

SEX WORKERS’ ADVOCACY SCHOOL
* Documenting police brutality and misconduct

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
CALLS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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Newsletter
By Aliya on Mar 26th, 2009

NOW also available in PDF ! Click here.

IN FOCUS:
3RD OF MARCH, INTERNATIONAL SEX WORKER RIGHTS DAY
Row over Swiss prostitute buried next to Calvin
SWEAT (Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force) launched a petition against police harassment as part of International Sex Worker Day, 3rd March in South Africa
Sex workers protest for more rights in Istanbul and Ankara
Sex workers participate in an exclusive fashion show
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN's DAY, MARCH 8
NEWS FROM SWAN NETWORK

Macedonia: Partnership in Action - Skopje using video to protect sex workers
Bulgaria: A video reportage about male sex workers on TV
Slovakia: A good media coverage about Odyseus and SWAN
NEWS FROM RIGHTS ADVOCATES
First African Sex Worker Conference, South-Africa
Info-Activism Camp: 150 activists get together to share experience
SEX WORKERS’ ADVOCACY SCHOOL
Three Lessons Activists and Marketers Can Learn From India’s Valentine’s Day Pink Panty Campaign
SEX WORKERS’ REPORT
Caught between the tiger and the crocodile
CALLS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consultancy to Develop a Strategy for a Donor Collaboration on Sex Worker Rights
The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society
Sex Worker Film, Arts and Music Festival in early June
Victims in Europe - 23rd Annual Conference of Victim Support Europe in June 25-26
Possibility to find partners
Sign the petition! Sheriff Joe needs to GO!!!
Sign the petition against the Pope’s recent claims that condoms distribution aggravates HIV problem!
IN THE NEWS
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
ABOUT US
SUBSCRIPTION

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Newsletter
By Aliya on Jan 22nd, 2009

IN FOCUS:
DECEMBER 17 CAMPAIGN

SWAN Petition to Macedonian Government
*Albania: Media campaign, round table and newsletter for sex workers
*Czech Republic: Media campaign, sex workers’ party, New York Times article
*Macedonia: Exhibition, red umbrella march, postcards, posters, newsletter
*Kyrgyzstan: Social drama piece, fashion show, vigil, and code of conduct for clients
*Ukraine: Media campaign
*Russia: Media campaign and human rights training for sex workers
*Serbia: Media campaign and workshops for sex workers
*Bulgaria: Postcard campaign, distribution of Declaration of Rights
*Slovakia: Red umbrellas, coaster campaign in bars and clubs
*Lithuania: Round table with service providers and sex workers
*Serbia-Macedonia-Albania: Cross-border December 17 media reporting
*Kazakhstan: Seminar for sex workers
December 17 - History
NEWS FROM SWAN NETWORK
*Macedonia: Media report on international criticism of involuntary testing of alleged sex workers
*Russia: Is prostitution a profession? Russian TV viewers think it is
*Czech Republic: Government to map prostitution in 2009
*Bulgaria: Sixth Annual Meeting of NGOs working with sex workers
*Bulgaria: HESED wins grant from European Commission and national award
*Czech Republic: Sex workers’ theatre performs at a Prague festival
*Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia: SWAN seminars on sex work for media reporters
*Macedonia: STAR publishes the third issue of From us to Us
*Ukraine: Mayor of Kiev orders establishment of professional association for sex workers
NEWS FROM RIGHTS ADVOCATES
*20th International Summer School on Human Rights
*MSM Community Initiative Awards
SEX WORKERS’ ADVOCACY SCHOOL
*MEDIA REPORTERS’ SENSITIZATION ON SEX WORK ISSUES II
SEX WORKERS’ REPORT
*Our Lives Matter: Humanitarian Action, SWAN member from Russia
IN THE NEWS
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
ABOUT US
SUBSCRIPTION

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Newsletter
By Aliya on Dec 8th, 2008

IN FOCUS: MACEDONIA ALERT: POLICE RAIDS, DETENTIONS, INVOLUNTARY STI-TESTS
*Macedonian sex workers need your help: sign this open letter to Macedonian government
*Macedonia: sex workers’ and rights advocates’ reaction: what has been done
*Statement by the Macedonian Ministry of Interior

NEWS FROM SWAN NETWORK
*Kyrgyzstan: Tais Plus briefs CEDAW about violation of rights of sex workers
*Serbia: Public debate follows cancellation of a round table on sex work
*Serbia: Sex workers are people and should not be discriminated
*Bulgaria: Discussion on legalization of prostitution gains (new) strength
*Macedonia: Launch of community newsletter for sex workers
*Ukraine: Police write notes to sex workers' parents
*Belarus: Sex workers “conceived by drunkards” says MP
*Macedonia and Serbia: SWAN holds seminars on sex work for media reporters
*Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia: More seminars on sex work for media reporters

NEWS FROM RIGHTS ADVOCATES
*Advocates and governments worldwide mark 2008 World AIDS Day
*December 17 campaigns: guerrilla marketing tactics
*Take part in future CEDAW Committee meetings!
*Another victory: US judge once again bans anti-prostitution pledge requirement
*Resources by and for sex workers and rights advocates available online
*Sexworker Open University in London
*Activist creates December 17 Facebook group

SEX WORKERS’ ADVOCACY SCHOOL
*Media reporters’ sensitization on sex work issues

SEX WORKERS’ REPORT
*Our Lives Matter: Odyseus, SWAN member from Slovakia

PUBLICATIONS
*Rights Not Rescue: A Report on Female, Trans, and Male Sex Workers’ Human Rights in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa
*Ten Reasons to Oppose the Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission
*Ten Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS AND PAPERS
IN THE NEWS
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS

ABOUT US
SUBSCRIPTION

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Newsletter
By Aliya on Sep 15th, 2008

IN FOCUS: AIDS 2008, Mexico City, August 3-8 2008
*AIDS 2008 and Sex Work
*Elena Reynaga: we are not the problem, we are part of the solution
*AIDS 2008 plenary on sex work, full text
*Sex Work and Human Rights – Trabajo Sexual y Derechos Humanos
*Thousands Rally in Mexico City and Call for Human Rights Protections in Global AIDS Response
*AIDS 2008 Videos
*AIDS 2008: Sex Workers Group Wins HIV and Rights Award
*AIDS 2008 Blog: Sex Workers and Human rights

IN FOCUS: International Harm Reduction Conference, Barcelona, May 11-15, 2008
*Sex workers’ participation at IHRA
*IHRA 2009: Apply now

NEWS FROM SWAN NETWORK
*SWAN representative takes part in a High Level Meeting on AIDS in UN…
*… at the AIDS 2008 conference …
*Slovakia: Harm reduction services in Slovakia to close due to cuts in funding
*Serbia: Sex worker outreach services expand outside the capital
*Slovakia: To tread the pavement doesn´t mean to tread on our human rights!
*Serbia-Macedonia: SWAN sex worker training on community media
*Slovakia: First media sensitization seminar takes place in Bratislava

NEWS FROM RIGHTS ADVOCATES
*US federal judge challenges anti-prostitution pledge required by US government
*FIRST: Feminists advocating for rights and equality for sex industry workers invites you to join us

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
SEX WORKERS’ REPORT

*After police takes your money tea, bread and macaroni are all you can afford

PUBLICATIONS
*Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for Health and Rights
*Research for Sex Work: Sex Workers’ Rights!
*Sex and the Global Fund

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
IN THE NEWS
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
ABOUT US

SUBSCRIPTION

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Newsletter
By Aliya on Jun 9th, 2008

Content

NEWS FROM SWAN NETWORK
*SWAN representatives at the IHRA conference in Barcelona…
*… and at the AIDS conference in Mexico
*Ukraine: Launch of the Ukrainian Sex Workers Community Mobilization Project
*Macedonia: Services for sex workers expand out of the capital
*Bulgaria: HESED commemorates International AIDS victims’ day

POLICY
*Sex work and migration: St. Pauli Protocol

SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
*Tips for Sex Workers Giving Media Interviews
*Sex Work, trafficking: understanding the difference

SEX WORKERS’ REPORT
*Sex workers in Ukraine organize to defend their rights
*Sex workers in South Africa are tired of cops raping them

ACTVISM
*Women against Rape call to sign petition, write to local press and MP
*Cambodian sex workers need your help!

PUBLICATIONS
*The Bad Girls Dictionary
*Sex work, violence and HIV

QUOTES OF THE MONTH
IN THE NEWS
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
ABOUT US
SUBSCRIPTION

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Newsletter
By Aliya on Oct 23rd, 2007

Contents:
FOCUS ON:
* Response to the new UNAIDS Guidance Note on Sex Work
* Bulgaria Moves Away from Plans to Legalize Prostitution
* Don’t Ban Sex Work
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
* Slovakia: Inflammatory language in Hospodarske Noviny, a broadsheet owned by German Handelsblatt
* Macedonia: Documentation of human right violations of sex workers and LGBT population
* Bulgaria: Correlation conference held in Sofia
* Kazakhstan: Letter from abroad: peace, work and sex!
* Russia: Motor Rally “STOP AIDS” Helps Sex Workers
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
* Sex Worker Rights Communications Kit
CALL FOR ACTION: PROTEST HOSPODARSKE NOVINY
SEX WORKERS’ REPORT
* End-demand approach would endanger sex workers
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Newsletter
By Aliya on Sep 14th, 2007

Contents:
FOCUS ON:
* ANTI-CUSTOMER (END-DEMAND) INITIATIVES
* Pro and Contra the ban of buying sex services in Norway
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
* Hungarian prostitutes to receive subsidized business classes
* Macedonia: Raising awareness on human rights among sex workers
* Poland: Police enforcing law against criminals wheedling money out of sex workers
* Czech Republic: Mapping of sex workers in Czech Republic
* Bulgaria: Interview with Angelina Georgieva, HESED
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
* UNAIDS Guidance on HIV and Sex Work
SEX WORKERS’ REPORT
* About customers
* End-demand: global response
ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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