The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) advocates for the human rights of sex workers in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The network is comprised of 17 organizations in 16 countries across the region. Most member organizations specialize in health and social services to sex workers and other marginalized groups. Core activities, such as demonstrations each year to mark December 17, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, unite sex worker communities across the region in advocacy to build support for change. Several SWAN members are in the process of implementing projects to document human rights abuses against sex workers, including HOPS (Macedonia), JAZAS (Serbia), Legalife (Ukraine) and Tais Plus (Kyrgyzstan).
This publication is aimed at sex workers of all genders and backgrounds, sex worker projects, human rights organizations and advocates. It contains practical information on how to start human rights documenting projects, to organize human rights campaigns and to use formal human rights mechanisms. In this booklet you can find among others: – different models […]
Here you can find the links to different open letters, supporting AI’s draft policy proposal suggesting the decriminalization of consenting adult sex work. SWAN in english , in russian NSWP in english , in russian ICRSE in english African Sex Workers in english Thai Sex Workers in english UNAIDS in english Scholars in english OSF […]
SWAN releases “Stronger Together: Addressing Violence against Female, Male and Transgender Sex Workers in Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia”. This booklet is aimed at sex workers, sex worker groups, organizations working with sex workers, women’s groups, drug users’ groups, LGBT groups, human rights organizations and other friends who want to know more about efforts […]
It combines some general tools and techniques of working with various media – print, TV, radio – with applied messages that concern the health and human rights of sex workers. Media and advocacy manual_swan
This manual is designed to give you pointers on how to prepare your journalist sensitization seminars, how to deliver the seminars and how to follow-up once they are done. It is meant to help guide you and give you a suggested structure that you can adapt and fill-in according to the issues, priorities and context […]