Response stories

Violation of the rights of a sex worker

Olena, a sex worker, turned to the friendly organization. When she was standing at her workplace in the evening, a car stopped near the girl. The man got out, showed his police ID and started threatening to draw up a report on prostitution. The man later insisted that he would not file a report if the girl had sexual intercourse with him. When Olena refused and tried to call the police, the man resorted to physical violence and promised that if the police did arrive, the girl would be arrested for disobeying a police officer.

The REActor provided the girl with initial legal advice and referred her to a psychological support service. The paralegal consulted Olena about receiving payments based on her status as a single mother and provided an algorithm in case of illegal actions by the police.