|Project title||Inclusion of Sex workers - Nothing about us without us!|
|Thematic area||Gender and equal opportunities|
|Name of the organization||Association of Hungarian Sex Workers|
|Postal address||1114 Budapest, Bocskai út 17.|
|Project manager||Földi Ágnes|
|Project timeframe||September 1st, 2013 - September 1st, 2014|
|Amount of support||9,922 €|
The project aims to provide opportunities for marginalized sex workers to advocate for their own interests and to contribute to changing the present stigmatizing public opinion and initiating public debates and policy making that reflects on their needs.
Direct target group: general public, policy makers, professionals and experts in the prostitution topic.
Indirect target group: app. 15 000 Hungarian sex workers (mainly low-income, un(der)skilled women, single mothers with a high portion of Roma individuals).
1. Recruitment of sex worker activists
2. Empowerment training series for sex workers
3. Portraits of sex workers and public exhibition
4. Legal aid service
5. Impact assessment of the misdemeanours law
6. Conciliation talks with public authorities to follow-up on the UN CEDAW recommendations on sex work
7. Nothing about us, without us! – conference on sex work
As a result of project activities we foresee that the professional and public debate around sex work will become more inclusive and after getting to know various sex worker realities, experts, policy makers will be more inclined to offer space for the affected group’s self-expression and contribution to the debate. The innovative thematization approach of the project will also shape the media’s methods in contextualizing sex work: it will more frequently picture sex workers as capable women rather than victims.