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By ekaterina on May 18th, 2016

During the night of 17th to 18th of May, Viacheslav Datsik and his supporters illegally raided a brothel (known as a “salon” in Russia) in St Petersburg where 10 sex workers were working. The salon was on the 11th Line of Vasilyevsky Island. He broke down the door and under the threat of beating the women working there he forced them to undress completely, and then took them to the police naked. He managed to carry out an attack on a similar establishment in central St Petersburg, but he was detained by the brothel’s security guards and was taken to the police station.

Russia
By ekaterina on May 16th, 2016

Silver Rose organized a strategic meeting of sex workers, which took place between the 11th and 14th of April, 2016 in Moscow. The topic of the meeting was "Community strengthening, access to prevention programs, and overcoming existing obstacles - joint actions". The strategic meeting was aimed at implementing the approach of meaningful participation, based on the need and importance of the participation of sex workers in matters relating to their health, life, safety, dignity and human rights.

Russia
By ekaterina on May 1st, 2016

Silver Rose is a sex worker-led organisation and member of NSWP and SWAN, representing sex workers and their allies. They bring together the leaders of the sex work community and their supporters. “We know what the problems of our community are and what are the solutions in the context of human rights and prevention of socially relevant diseases,” as stated on the Silver Rose website.

Russia
By ekaterina on Jan 31st, 2016

Creator and the chairwoman of the Union of artists and sex workers "Teresa" Vika Begalskaya together with the researcher of the Center for Independent Social Research Alexander Kondakov held an unusual study in St. Petersburg. They organized a survey on those who professionally provide sexual services, and the interviews were taken by sex workers themselves.

Russia
By ekaterina on Dec 22nd, 2015

On December 17 SWAN members held different local actions to raise the awareness and commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

Russia
By ekaterina on Dec 11th, 2015

The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) and NSWP have hosted a training on sex worker advocacy and the implementation of rights-based HIV/STI programmes in Budapest, Hungary. The participants - from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Georgia - discussed the barriers sex workers face when advocating for their rights and the possible solutions to these barriers based on the SWIT tool.

Russia
By maria on Dec 5th, 2015

On December 1, 2015 a number of SWAN members joined the commemoration of the World AIDS Day.

Russia
By ekaterina on Sep 27th, 2015

On 16 - 18 september 2015 SHAGI Foundation organized and conducted a training for the employees and volunteers of the “Red Umbrella” project. The training was made in cooperation with humanitarian organization "Peace Doctors France" and "Silver Rose" movement.

Russia
By ekaterina on Sep 10th, 2015

The project is aimed at the prevention of HIV and STIs among sex workers (male and female). There are two main lines of work: service provision for target groups and sex workers community establishment.

Russia
By maria on Aug 6th, 2015

An interview with Irina Maslova by Elena Derzhanskaya from Initiativa Pozitiva, an organization that deals with HIV/AIDS in Moldova.

Irina Maslova is a Chairwoman of the non-profit partnership of sex workers and their supporters "Silver Rose" as well as Chairman of the HIV / AIDS Coordinating Committee of the Russian Federation. A few weeks ago Irina came to Moldova to the meeting of the Global Fund Community Delegation. I had managed to make an interview with Ira, and after this my personal attitude to sex workers changed dramatically. I hope yours will change as well.

Russia
By maria on Jun 5th, 2015

Due to the economic crisis and the unstable situation in Ukraine the number of women involved in prostitution increased in Russia. St.-Petersburg is leading in the number of relevant administrative records.

Russia
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.

Russia
By ekaterina on May 2nd, 2015

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

Russia
By Aliya on Oct 10th, 2014

After an information campaign launched by Russia's "Silver Rose", Russian police officer Vladimir Sharapov who had beaten up a drug user sex worker to death in Saint Petersburg in July 2012, was sentenced to 8 years of prison and obliged to pay one million in rubles to the murdered sex worker's mother. 

Russia
By admin on Jul 10th, 2014

Silver Rose is now getting ready to submit an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg regarding the Russian court decisions.

Russia
By admin on Dec 18th, 2013

“Silver Rose”, the association of sex workers and their allies to protect health dignity and human rights, Russia  

Press-release

December 17 – International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers 
The Red Umbrella Action 

The event is organized to commemorate the International day to end violence against sex workers. It will take place on December 17, 11.00 –17.00 at the Sakharov center, Moscow, Zemlianoi val street, 57, stroenie 6. Organizer: “Silver Rose”, the Movement of Sex Workers and Their Allies to Protect Dignity and Human Rights.

Russia
By admin on Dec 6th, 2013

Curated by Vika Begalskaya
Below is an invitation to visit the “For bread and freedom” exhibition which will take place on December 17, International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, at the SAKHAROV CENTER, Moscow, Zemlianoi val st. 57, building 6 between 1and 5 PM (Sakharov center’s web-site: http://www.sakharov-center.ru/call.html ) .
The visitors will have a chance to acquire some of the art work.
 

Russia
By admin on Sep 25th, 2013

Ananstasia Kouzina
Moskovskii Komsomolets
I don’t know where to start from. I was talking to the mother of a drug-using prostitute, who was kicked to death by a policeman. No, not from here. I talked to a woman, who knew that her daughter Tanya is sick and there was nothing she could do about it. She saw Tanya doing her best to live on, but failing again and again. She wanted her daughter to live and to return home every day. Yes, this is a right place to start from. All the rest are stereotypes of no relation to this story.

 

Russia
By admin on Sep 5th, 2013

Open Information Agency
The district court of the Oktiabrskii district of St-Petersburg set aside the appeal of the NGO’s leader, since it concluded that the appeal does not specify the rights that are violated by a denial to register the Non-commercial partnership of sex-workers and their allies for the protection of health, dignity and human rights “Sivler Rose”.

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