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By Aliya on Mar 26th, 2009

Zerkalo Nedeli, Ukraine
Statement of the National Expert Commission on public morals and All-Ukrainian Council of Churches address NGOs, GOs and citizens of Ukraine
Ukraine, January, 2009 – The more challenging life becomes, the better jokes it plays on us… In December 2008, the National Expert Commission on public morals signed a memorandum on cooperation with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations. He participants issues a joint address to state and non-governmental organizations and Ukrainian citizens with a call change the situation with morals in their country. The document starts with: "The analysis shows that morals in Ukrainian society are in a really poor state in comparison to the existing examples of morals in human civilization.” The question is what examples of “human civilization” do they refer to? The norms of Victorian England of last century? Or the norms of Antique Greece or Rome? Read the whole article in Russian here.

By Aliya on Jan 27th, 2009

Киев. 17 декабря. УНИАН. Сегодня, 17 декабря, во второй раз в Украине и шестой раз в мире отмечается Международный день против насилия по отношению к секс-работникам.

By Aliya on Jan 27th, 2009

17 декабря 2008 - 17 декабря в мире отмечается Международный день против насилия по отношению к работникам секс-индустрии.

Об этом на пресс-конференции в УНИАН сообщил руководитель программ политики и адвокации Международного Альянса по ВИЧ/СПИД в Украине Павел Скала.

By Aliya on Jan 27th, 2009

18.12.08  Татьяна ГРАДОБЛЯНСКАЯ.

Вчера в Украине отметили Международный день против насилия по отношению к секс-работникам. Последних сегодня, по разным экспертным оценкам, в нашей стране насчитывается от 110 до 250 тысяч.

By Aliya on Jan 27th, 2009

Лидеры отечественных организаций секс-работников призвали общество относиться с уважением к их работе, и предупредили, что из-за финансового кризиса их «армия» увеличится.

By Aliya on Jan 27th, 2009

UHRA, SWAN member from Ukraine organized a media campaign and press conference to mark the campaign. "We do not demand special rights for sex workers. We demand provision of basic constitutional rights and freedoms and an end to violence," said Irina Mishina of UHRA.

By Aliya on Jan 22nd, 2009

On December 20 the city mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernoveckiy stated in a popular TV show that human rights of Ukrainian prostitutes are routinely violated: they pay kickbacks to the police, gangsters and MPs; they are mistreated, beaten, and raped. So, he said, a trade union of prostitutes should be established to protect their rights and give them moral and legal support.

By Aliya on Dec 19th, 2008

17 December, Press-conference.

Kyiv, Ukraine: Irina Mishina from UHRA, SWAN member in Ukraine: "We do not demand some kind of special rights for sex workers. We demand provision of basic constitutional rights and freedoms and end to violence".

By Aliya on Dec 19th, 2008

A review of press-conference by independent journalist

 ...Among the invited were heads of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economics and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. They were invited, but... for some reason they didn't show up. One ministry said that they had sent the invitation letter to be processed and ... it is still being processed. Anothr ministry did not react at all. Law enforcement representatives stressed that they are ready to provide statistics, but not their representatives for the press-conference. More

By Aliya on Dec 10th, 2008

Source: DPA -- Ukrainian law enforcers are attempting to dampen growing prostitution by writing unpleasant notes to the parents of arrested streetwalkers, the Sehodnia newspaper reports. More

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