Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Releasing SWAN’s Annual Report for 2022

2022 was a year of change, adjustment and innovation for SWAN. After two years of virtual meetings due to the pandemic, we were finally able to get on the move again, bringing together our staff and management committee together face-to-face in cities across the region, as well as building connections and solidarity with other networks.

Crucially, after the outbreak of war in Ukraine in February, we were able to move swiftly to adapt to the changing situation and secure funding for emergency supplies from several small donors, which we could then distribute to our member organisations in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia and Romania.

We are pleased to announce that we began collaboration with a new donor to investigate the impact of digital technology among sex workers in the CEECA region, a vital new endeavour for us. As internet usage across the region increases, we are seeing our communities, already subject to high levels of stigma and violence, exposed to new kinds of threats. In a rapidly changing world, we must gather more knowledge in this area so that we can arm our outstanding community of sex workers and activists with the tools to protect themselves.

With all this in mind, we thank all of our members across the region for their relentless bravery and hard work in 2022, and look forward to what the future has to offer!

The Report is available in English and Russian.

Read also