The police do not want to hear them, the doctors do not want to examine them, they are not served in the restaurant. Women working as sex workers face a lot of problems. It is not just about physical violence from a customer that was experienced by almost every one of them. They also suffer from the public prejudices and uncomfortable judgements. That is why Odyseus launched a campaign called "End of violence, time for rights".
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.
June 2 is the International Sex Workers’ Day. On this day in 1975 about 100 sex workers and their supporters occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, protesting against their criminalised and exploitative working conditions, discrimination and abuse by law enforcement.
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
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.
Shah-Aiym Network held training-workshop on May 13-14, 2015 which was funded by Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan.