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Newsletter
By Aliya on May 19th, 2007

CONTENTS
Focus on: 18th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
Second SWAN Network Meeting Held in Kiev, Ukraine
Sex Workers and Allies Met in Cambodia to Discuss Global Advocacy on SW Health and Human Rights
New Harm Reduction Project Targeting Albanian Sex Workers
Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe now Available in Bulgarian and Latvian
Peer Education of Bulgarian Sex Workers Focuses on HIV/AIDS, Expected Changes in Legislation and the Establishment of Association of Sex Workers
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Expanding the SWAN Network
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 7th Annual Volunteer Summer School in Gornyi Altay
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Summer 2007 Public Health/Harm Reduction Training Institute, Krakow, Poland
LISTEN ONLINE: Interview about US Aid’s anti-prostitution policies
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
Media Coverage and Photography in Advocacy
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
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Newsletter
By Aliya on Mar 28th, 2007

CONTENTS
SWAN ALERT: POLICE RAIDS AND ARRESTS IN KYRGYZSTAN
Operation “Butterfly” targets sex workers, hundreds arrested
*NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
*National Sex Workers Network Established in Ukraine
*ICRSE greets establishment of the Ukrainian network of sex workers
*Bulgaria: Public debate on legalization of prostitution underway; *Sex workers’ rights group to be established soon
*Poland: Recent study shows women still socially discriminated, knowledge on STI/HIV poor
*Serbia: Exchange of experiences between Serbian and Bulgarian sex work harm reduction groups
*Poland: Report on twelve years of Polish-German cooperation in harm reduction among sex workers broadcasted on ZDF, German National TV channel
WATCH ONLINE: Film about US Aid’s anti-prostitution policies
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
Crafting a Strong Advocacy Message
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
IN THE NEWS
CORRECTION
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Newsletter
By erin on Feb 15th, 2007

CONTENTS
FOCUS ON: A Monument Honoring Sex Workers to be Unveiled in Amsterdam’s Red Light District
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
*Kazakhstan: A court case sparks public debate
*Plaintiffs demand $ 73,000 from their ex-pimps for the work they delivered as sex workers
*Does the law suit against pimps indicate a growing civic awareness or moral decline of the society?
*Rapid Response Project Targeting Adolescents Started in Serbia
*Conference on Social Inclusion and Health to be Held in Bulgaria
PUBLICATIONS: SHARP and LAHI Report from Johannesburg Meeting
MEDIA: SWIRL - Sex Worker Internet Radio Lounge
CALL FOR ACTION: SUPPORT TRANSGENDER RIGHTS IN FLORIDA
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Witness Video Advocacy Institute
CALL FOR PAPERS: Prostitution Conference, Toledo, Ohio, September 2007
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
*Writing and Publishing an Opinion Article
IN THE NEWS
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
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Newsletter
By idoru on Jan 30th, 2007

 CONTENTS

IN THE FOCUS: KYRGYZSTAN
Over 300 Sex Workers Sign Petition In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, On The Occasion Of December 17. Police Raids Against Petition Stalls
Petition On The Occasion Of The International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers
Policy Regulating Sex Work Should Be Pragmatic, Not Moralistic
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
First Drop-in Center Opened in Skopje, One Sex Worker Employed
Bulgaria: Oscar for Innovative Solutions in Tackling Sex Work Issues
Poles United Against Legislation Targeting Clients of Sex Workers
Association of Hungarian Prostitutes: Fact and Figures
Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe Available in Albanian, Kyrgyz and Romanian Languages
PUBLICATIONS
A study of Canada’s Criminal Prostitution Laws
CALL FOR ACTION:
Protest French Law Criminalizing Sex Workers for “Passive Soliciting”
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
How To Get Most Out Of Your Web Site
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
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By admin on Dec 26th, 2006
Newsletter
By olga on Dec 25th, 2006

CONTENTS

FOCUS ON: DECEMBER 1, WORLD AIDS DAY
*Swan statement on the occasion of the world aids day
*Sex work, hiv/aids and human rights in central and eastern europe and central asia
*Unheard voices, hidden lives: life with hiv captured on camera
17 december, the world day to end violence against sex workers
*Azerbaijan: Enslaved by Pimps, Raped and Racketeered by Police
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
*Women’s Rights Alert: Polish Government to Introduce Abortion Ban
*SWAN Members Mark 1 December, World AIDS Day
*VCT Program for Sex Workers in Romania
*Input from Sex Workers Will Define Advocacy Strategy in Poland
*Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe Available in Serbian
PUBLICATIONS
*Hiding from Society; Situation of Sex Workers in Lithuania: Evaluation and Recommendations
CALL FOR ACTION: LIGHT A CANDLE, HELP THE WORLD FIGHT AIDS
SEX WORKERS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY SCHOOL
*Why Sex Work Should be Decriminalized
IN THE NEWS
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
CALL FOR FEEDBACK AND CONTRIBUTIONS
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Newsletter
By olga on Oct 25th, 2006

CONTENTS
THIS MONTH’S FOCUS ON:
*Service Center for Sex Workers in Kazan: A New Avant-Garde From the Heart of Russia

COUNTRY IN FOCUS: ALBANIA
*Sex Work in Albania – an Overview
*Prostitution Legalization in Albania! Would it Really Help?

NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
*Kazan Experiences Shared With Colleagues From 10 Regions in Russia
*Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe Now *Available in Macedonian
*Seminar on Sex Wok for Police in Slovakia
*SWAN News Become an International Source

CALL FOR ACTION: ACT AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA’S CRIMINALIZATION OF PURCHASE OF SEX SERVICES!
IN THE NEWS
PUBLICATIONS

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Newsletter
By adam on Oct 9th, 2006

CONTENTS:
THIS MONTH’S FOCUS ON: KAZAKHSTAN
* Liter Daily, Kazakhstan:Rubber Batons: In Almaty the Police Fights Prostitution with the Help of Condoms
* Vera Sergunina Legislation in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Sphere of Sex Services: A short review
* Voices for Legalization: Daniyar Yenikeev Kazakh Society is ready for Legalization of Prostitution (Excerpt)
* … and Against it: Legalization is Historically Unacceptable in Central Asian Countries (Excerpt)

NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
* The First SWAN Network Meeting Held in Budapest
* Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe
* Seminars for Police Workers, Belgrade, Serbia
* New Outreach Program for Sex Workers in Albania

IN THE NEWS

PUBLICATIONS
* The First SWAN Media and Advocacy Toolkit
* Sex worker interviwees needed
* Video and photography from 2006 IAC, Toronto

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Newsletter
By adam on Jul 31st, 2006

CONTENTS

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC:
* The 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto

IN SHARP FOCUS:
* The 2006 International Aids Conference
* Guest contributor: Robyn Few
* Prostitution – Beyond the Myth

NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
* National Network for Sex Workers’ Rights Established in Lithuania
* Hungarian Sex Workers Subjected to Tax Audit, Take Legal Action against APEH
* Police Raids Held Against Sex Workers in Bulgaria
* The Second Phase of HIV/AIDS Prevention Program in Bulgaria Targets Sex Workers
* Regional Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing Meeting Held in Kosovo
* Most-at-Risk Adolescents Study (MARA) Launched in Macedonia
* Experiences of Humanitarian Action Shared With Colleagues From Nine Cities in Russian Federation
* Volunteer Summer School Held in Barnaul, Russia
* Confidential and Free STI Testing Provided for Sex Workers in Ukraine

PUBLICATIONS
* Sex Worker Health and Rights: Where is the Funding?

IN THE NEWS
* PRO AND CONTRA DECRIMINALIZATION
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Newsletter
By Asel on Jun 1st, 2006

CONTENTS
THIS MONTH’S TOPIC:
UNGASS And Sex-Workers’ Rights
UNGASS in SHARP Focus
IN THE FOCUS:
AOSI Wins the Case Against USAID: Victory For Advocates of Sex Workers’ Rights
NEWS FROM THE SWAN NETWORK
Cross-Border Collaboration
New Project for Sex Workers in Altay
International Candle Light Memorial Day in Serbia and Montenegro
Campaign on HIV/AIDS And Human Rights in St. Petersburg
PUBLICATIONS
Beyond Decriminalization: A Roadmap for Legislative Changes
IN THE NEWS
PRO AND CONTRA DECRIMINALIZATION
CALL FOR PAPERS
CORRECTION
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Newsletter
By Aliya on Apr 30th, 2006

SWAN News, Issue 1, Year 1, May 2006

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