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Ukraine: Sex workers demand decriminalisation in Kiev02:32

Ukraine: Sex workers demand decriminalisation in Kiev

Ukraine, Kiev
March 1, 2018 at 13:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Sex workers gathered in central Kiev on Thursday to demand the decriminalisation of sex work in Ukraine on International Sex Workers' Rights Day.

The protesters carried placards demanding legalisation and rights for sex workers.

In addition, they donned masks to role-play as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a protester, acting as though Groysman was ready to abolish the legislation.

In return, the sex workers granted Groysman an award of steel eggs, which is the Russian equivalent of the euphemism "Brass balls".

Yulia Dorokhova, a member of "Legalife", a Ukrainian sex workers rights organisation, explained they wanted decriminalisation "in order to stop us from being pursued, blackmailed, and that we would not be drawn into various corruption schemes. We want to have equal rights with everyone, to freely choose our profession".

International Sex Workers' Rights day, which typically falls on March 3rd, dates back to 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival.

Varias trabajadoras sexuales se reunieron este jueves en el centro de Kiev con motivo del Día Internacional de los Derechos de los Trabajadores Sexuales, para exigir la despenalización del trabajo sexual en Ucrania.

Los manifestantes portaban carteles y pancartas exigiendo la legalización de la prostitución y derechos para las trabajadoras sexuales. Algunos además se pusieron máscaras del primer ministro ucraniano Volodymyr Groysman

Yulia Dorokhova, miembro de una organización ucraniana por los derechos de las trabajadoras del sexo, "Legalife", explicó que querían la despenalización "para evitar que seamos perseguidas, chantajeadas, que no nos veamos envueltas en tramas de corrupción. Queremos tener los mismos derechos que todos los demás, para elegir libremente nuestra profesión".

El Día Internacional de los Derechos de las Trabajadoras del Sexo, que normalmente se celebra el 3 de marzo, se remonta a 2001, cuando más de 25,000 trabajadoras sexuales se reunieron en la India para un festival.

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Sex workers gathered in central Kiev on Thursday to demand the decriminalisation of sex work in Ukraine on International Sex Workers' Rights Day.

The protesters carried placards demanding legalisation and rights for sex workers.

In addition, they donned masks to role-play as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a protester, acting as though Groysman was ready to abolish the legislation.

In return, the sex workers granted Groysman an award of steel eggs, which is the Russian equivalent of the euphemism "Brass balls".

Yulia Dorokhova, a member of "Legalife", a Ukrainian sex workers rights organisation, explained they wanted decriminalisation "in order to stop us from being pursued, blackmailed, and that we would not be drawn into various corruption schemes. We want to have equal rights with everyone, to freely choose our profession".

International Sex Workers' Rights day, which typically falls on March 3rd, dates back to 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival.

Varias trabajadoras sexuales se reunieron este jueves en el centro de Kiev con motivo del Día Internacional de los Derechos de los Trabajadores Sexuales, para exigir la despenalización del trabajo sexual en Ucrania.

Los manifestantes portaban carteles y pancartas exigiendo la legalización de la prostitución y derechos para las trabajadoras sexuales. Algunos además se pusieron máscaras del primer ministro ucraniano Volodymyr Groysman

Yulia Dorokhova, miembro de una organización ucraniana por los derechos de las trabajadoras del sexo, "Legalife", explicó que querían la despenalización "para evitar que seamos perseguidas, chantajeadas, que no nos veamos envueltas en tramas de corrupción. Queremos tener los mismos derechos que todos los demás, para elegir libremente nuestra profesión".

El Día Internacional de los Derechos de las Trabajadoras del Sexo, que normalmente se celebra el 3 de marzo, se remonta a 2001, cuando más de 25,000 trabajadoras sexuales se reunieron en la India para un festival.

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