Sex worker AIDS Project in Ukraine

Project donor(s)
SIDA 2007-2010 $ 834,213 NGO “Noah’s Ark”, NGO “Return to Life”, NGO “Convictus”, NGO «Blago»


Sex workers and their partners and clients, staff of NGOs and Gos, police officers, health professionals.


  • Build organisational capacity of, and co-ordination among, local governmental and non-governmental organisations in three project regions in providing quality, client-centred HIV-related health and psycho-social services for vulnerable groups of sex workers.
  • Increase access to quality, sex worker-friendly health and psychosocial services for vulnerable groups of sex workers in the three project regions by supporting drop in centers, distributing informational materials and protective means to female sex workers, building network of friently providers.


  • Twenty three  capacity building trainings for  service providers to female sex workers were organized.
  • Three  social bureaus and drop-in centres in Kharkiv, Kyiv and Kirovograd served 3790 female clients, provided 21 550 different  services,  including voluntary counselling and testing for HIV and STIs, consultations of psychologists and social workers, legal support, assistance with employment, medical services, etc.
  • Networks of service providers were created on all project sites – 56 organizations in three oblasts became a part of the providers’ network centres.