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Ukraine: LEGALIFE meets again

May 26-27, 2009, Kiev – Sex workers initiative group "League LEGALIFE” got together with the support of UHRA, SWAN representative in Ukraine, and International AIDS/HIV Alliance in Ukraine. Representatives of five major regions of Ukraine met in Kiev to discuss the perspectives of the League, its further development, strategic plans and potential problems. More…

With the help of a consultant from UHRA, the League’s initiative group identified several strategic directions among which are:

  • Mobilization of sex work community,
  • Prevention of HIV, STI, TB and substance dependence among sex workers,
  • Rehabilitation and re-socialization of women victims of violence (sex workers, victims of domestic violence)
  • Prevention of involvement of minors in sex work,
  • Protection of rights of sex workers who became victims of trafficking,
  • Organizational development of the League

The League is planning to create and further strengthen local sex worker groups, raise legal literacy among sex workers, develop skills of safe sexual services, ensure access to medical services, including HIV, TB and STI testing, create crisis centers for women victims of violence, increase awareness among students and minors, develop partnership with other organizations, develop skills on NGO management and fundraising, create a more tolerant attitude in the society towards sex workers.

Currently the League is applying for official registration of their initiative group.

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To learn more about the League LEGALIFE please contact
Irina Mishina (uhra-mishina@ukr.net) and Elena Tsukerman (vantala@ukr.net)