The first three-day seminar (Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November) of Red Umbrella Athens, as part of the project “DANA: empowering people who work in sex”, which is implemented under the Active Citizens Fund program, with Positive Voice as the implementing agency, was successfully completed.

The aim was to train professionals who work or wish to work with sex workers, with an informed and affirming approach. The total duration of the seminar was 12 hours and the topics covered were:

▪️ Sex work: definitions, forms and contexts in which it takes place, legal framework and challenges, problems, exclusions and needs that sex workers face.

▪️ Stigma, discrimination/minority stress, intersectionality (non-heteronormative gender identities, cultural, class and gender issues) and good practice in service provision.

▪️ Specific issues related to sex work: sexual health, drug use and harm reduction, refugee issues.

The seminar was addressed to institutions, services and organisations whose scope is related to the provision of services to sex workers, professionals in related fields (social work, law, medicine, psychology, etc.) and students of relevant departments.

Other similar training seminars will be held in the coming months.