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SWAN News
By maria on May 23rd, 2015

A joint campaign by Bulgarian NGOs is warning that by the end of 2015, Bulgaria will completely lose its HIV prevention services.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on May 22nd, 2015

Turkish advocates have been calling for recognition of a spate of violence against trans women in the country. Over the space of two weeks, seven trans women were violently attacked in different cities around Turkey.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on May 19th, 2015

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.

SWAN News
By maria on May 17th, 2015
On May 14, 2015 the "Shakh-Ayim" Network held the final event based on hte overall results of the "Filling the Gaps" project supported by the ITPCru/Program.
SWAN News
By maria on May 15th, 2015

Shah-Aiym Network held training-workshop on May 13-14, 2015 which was funded by Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on May 15th, 2015

This information was shared by a number of mass media in Ukraine and Russia. Below, you can find an article by “Korrespondent”, comments by the representatives of All-ukrainian League ‘Legalife’ and further investigation by “Road Patrol”

SWAN News
By maria on May 14th, 2015

The Association of Hungarian Sex Workers (SZEXE): Controversial regulation, police brutality, hatred of society and forced isolation bring sex workers into difficult situations. Instead of persecuting them, their exploiters should be traced. An answer to the media reaction to the recent murder of a 19 year old Hungarian sex worker.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on May 10th, 2015

All-Ukrainian League "LEGALIFE" activist Irina on the problem of violence against sex workers by the police.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on May 8th, 2015

The mission of the association is to improve the quality of life of the women living with HIV, and the ones vulnerable to HIV.

SWAN News
By maria on May 6th, 2015

SWAN News
By maria on May 6th, 2015

How would you react if you find out that a woman, who you know, earned money by providing sexual services? Would you discard her or would you accept her voluntary choice of profession? Comedian Evelyn, who decided to support campaign of civic association Odyseus about violence against women working in the sex industry, also asked herself this question.

SWAN News
By maria on May 6th, 2015

Sex workers, sex workers’ rights activists, groups and allies celebrated May 1 with various actions. SWAN members also joined the celebration, you can read more about actions that took place in Turkey, BiH, Bulgaria and Macedonia on May 1, 2015 below.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on May 2nd, 2015

Even if you break the Administrative Code, it is not the reason to allow a crime against yourself.

SWAN News
By ekaterina on Apr 30th, 2015

May Day symbolizes the unity of workers of various gender, race, age, nationality, skills and occupation who stand for their labour rights. For some, this is a celebration of spring, social partnerships and world peace. For others, this is the way to invoke people to solidarity, struggle for rights, dignity, justice, descent working conditions and against exploitation and oppression.

SWAN News
By olga on Mar 20th, 2015

 SWAN Foundation for the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia (EEC/CA) is seeking to recruit a Program Officer to work closely with the Executive Director in the development, implementation and assessment of programs that will build the capacity of the network to advocate for the rights of sex workers.

SWAN News
By olga on Mar 12th, 2015

 Thematic briefing meeting

 

At 24th of February, in Geneva, Switzerland, SWAN and members Tais Plus-Kyrgyzstan, HOPS-Macedonia and Silver Rose-Russia had a thematic briefing meeting with CEDAW Committee members. The meeting was organized in collaboration with IWRAW Asia Pacific  and supported by OSF. Fifteen (15) Committee members participated at the meeting. 

SWAN News
By olga on Feb 16th, 2015

Striving to include more sex workers into SWAN work, we encourage individuals with sex work experience to apply for the position. Please note your area of expertise (blogging, interviewing etc), knowledge and skills that you have in lieu of formal education or journalistic experience, that would benefit SWAN network and its members to increase visibility and contribute to overall internal and external communication.

SWAN News
By Aliya on Feb 13th, 2015

 Deadline for submissions February 28th, 2015
Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) is looking for an active, ambitious and creative candidate for the position of Media and Communications Officer to further develop visibility of SWAN and its members regionally and nationally and to bring better attention to sex workers’ rights, needs and issues of human rights violations in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia.
Position requires strategic thinking, commitment to social justice, ability to work in a team as well as individually, availability to travel.
Read Terms of Reference here.

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SWAN invites and encourages sex workers to apply for the position of Media and Communications Officer.

Striving to include more sex workers into SWAN work, we encourage individuals with sex work experience to apply for the position. Please note your area of expertise (blogging, interviewing etc), knowledge and skills that you have in lieu of formal education or journalistic experience, that would benefit SWAN network and its members to increase visibility and contribute to overall internal and external communication.

SWAN News
By Aliya on Dec 24th, 2014

Sex workers’ rights activists and groups , as well as allies and partners, from all over the world have come together on the 17th of December to mark the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers. Members of SWAN have also joined the international campaign with public marches, street actions,, flashmobs, videos, conference and statements.

SWAN News
By Aliya on Dec 17th, 2014

 Text of the joint statement can be found below: