“Just imagine – every sex worker has from 3 to 15 clients every day. She works 10 to 30 days a month. There are about 45 thousand of such women in St. Petersburg. If we empower those women with HIV knowledge, skills and rights, each of them can become an “agent of change” for the general population, in particular for the men who use her services,” says Irina Maslova, head of the Silver Rose movement of sex workers and their allies in St. Petersburg.
To continue implementing her project to prevent HIV and STIs among sex workers in St. Petersburg, she applied to the Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in EECA.