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Bulgaria: Oscar for Innovative Solutions in Tackling Sex Work Issues

The award ceremony was held in the Hotel Imperial in Plovdiv, in the framework of the Fourth National Meeting of NGOs Active in Sex Work Issues in Bulgaria, held from 11th to 14th of December.

“It was a really exciting experience for all of the people there. Unfortunately the ceremony was not announced in the media, but maybe next year would be different” – says Anastas Mihaylov from HESED.

Nine NGOs, working in 23 regions of the country, participated at the meeting. The teams exchanged experience and specific information on their work in various types of prostitution. The hottest issues were: dealing with the police, providing specific services targeting sex workers in big resorts during the tourist season, working with HIV positive clients, specific skills and methods for working with in-door prostitution, self defense of the outreach workers, peer education training of trainers, ideas about the future activities.

The meeting was held in the framework of the National HIV/AIDS Program, run by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health and funded by GFATM.

More information about the National HIV/AIDS Program at:

Contact person: Anastas Mihaylov, HESED
Email: prohealth@hesed.bg
Website: www.hesed.bg