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).
Visit SWAN’s website at: www.swannet.org