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Cyber Security for Sex Workers – Announcing our Summer Webinar Series!

There’s now a growing number of sex workers in our region who use dating sites, escort sites, smartphone apps, and social media platforms for work – and this brings many pros and cons. On one hand, the internet can provide increased freedom, safety, and opportunities for sex workers. We can use it to market ourselves, screen clients, share information with one another, and build community.  But it can also bring new threats and challenges for sex workers! SWAN has been working with a top team of digital security experts to bring you a series of four webinars tailor-made for sex workers and sex work organisations, all about how to keep yourself safe online. 

Full Agenda with registration links below:

Monday, June 20th, 11:00 – 13:00 CET Introduction & Assessing your risk level

Learn the basic concepts of digital security and how to make an inventory of your most vulnerable areas online. 

Monday, June 27th, 11:00 – 13:00 CET Protecting Your Accounts

How to keep your online accounts, including Gmail, Facebook, and Instagram secure. 

Tuesday, July 5th, 11:00 – 13:00 CET Secure Communications 

Covering messenger apps, VPNs, and the best ways to remain anonymous online

Monday, July 11th, 11:00 – 13:00  CET Protecting your devices

Keeping your laptop, computer, tablet, or phone and the information they hold secure 

About the facilitator

Henri Demianovich is an LGBTQ+ activist and human rights defender who found his calling not just in protecting human rights, but in protecting human rights defenders, activists, and journalists. Originally from Ukraine, now actively working in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, he has 3 years of training experience in the field of digital security and is the Manager of information security of the Educational Human Rights House in Chernihiv. 

Webinars will be conducted in English with Russian translation.

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