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-EVENT- Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Organisation- 17th of December

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 18:00
Red Umbrella organizes many activities within the scope of the 17th December.

On 14th December, Red Umbrella brings pro-vincial health directorates from various provinces of Turkey, Ministry of Health officials, academics working on public health, sexual health 
and reproductive health, health professionals, NGO representatives, General Directorate of Security under the Ministry of Interior, Human Rights Institution of Turkey, the Ombudsman’s 
Office, Human Rights Investigation Commission of the Parliament, municipalities and other stakeholders gather for a round table meeting and discuss the sex work legislation and the    
uation of sexual health and reproductive health of sex workers.
We are organizing a one-day training on the 18th December with the purpose of informing trans women about the arbitrary practices of law enforcement officials against them. Trans women from various provinces of Turkey will be trained about administrative fines, home sealings and other administrative practices. The training will be carried out with the participation of the lawyers of Red Umbrella and Assistant Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Sever from the Atılım University. 
On the 19th December, representatives from Transgender Europe (TGEU), International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Advocacy Network in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SWAN) will discuss the violence targeting sex workers based on their working areas. Sex workers, legal experts and representatives from various state institutions from Turkey will discuss the violence against sex workers, access to justice and protection mechanisms in detail.
Our goal is to bring the violence against sex workers and dynamics surrounding this violence to the agenda of the society. 

We would like to convey our gratitude to want to the US State Department, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Astraea Foundation and the Red Umbrella Fund for their generous 
financial support for specific activities within the scope of these events.
We also would like to thank to our hardworking board members, employees and volunteers who participate in the preparation process of our activities. 
We would like to present our biggest thanks to sex workers participating in our activities, authorities from state institutions, representatives from NGOs, human rights activists and allies. 
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