On 25 May, 2017, NSWP users Red Umbrella Athens (Greece) and Hellenic Association of men and women coping with HIV “Positive Voice” organised a meeting on policy dilemmas sex that is regarding in Greece. It absolutely was extremely successful. It absolutely was the very first time this subject ended up being talked about by representatives through the federal government, governmental events, civil society, intercourse employees therefore the medical community.
In accordance with the Greek intercourse work legislation adopted in 1999, intercourse work is legal but greatly managed. Just intercourse work occurring in state-licensed brothels is appropriate. Street-based intercourse work and intercourse work that develops in resorts is unlawful. Municipalities are permitted to figure out the quantity of licensed brothels. Brothels aren’t permitted within 200 meters of general general general public structures, i.e. schools, churches, kindergartens, playgrounds, wellness clinics, hospitals, sport facilities, libraries, squares and homes that are nursing. This implies it really is impractical to have a state-licensed brothel in almost any Greek town.
In line with the Criminal Code Law 2734/1999, intercourse workers aren’t permitted to be married. They need to be single, divorced or even a widow. Continue reading Greek Sex Workers Organise Conference and Demand Legislation Reform