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Scarlet Alliance Annual National Forum, Sydney, November 14-16

Held over three exciting days from 14 to 16 November in Sydney, the national meeting for sex workers packs in:

National Forum (sex worker only - free) Presentations, workshops, discussion, consultation, policy development, sex workers panels, trends/changes/legal conditions across each state and territory, peer education and more. Agenda below.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) (Scarlet Alliance delegates and membership). Election of office bearers (executive committee), spokespersons, delegates to represent the organisation, reports from the executive committee, presentation of financial reports. Note all elected positions become vacant. See details below.

A public rally (sex workers and friends are invited)

A sex worker only party and Whore Of The Year awards (hosted by SWOP NSW and Scarlet Alliance - sex worker only)

If you would like to attend any of these events you can RSVP by contacting our Administration Manager at the Scarlet Alliance office 10am-5pm, Tuesday and Friday email admin@scarletalliance.org.au

Tuesday 14 November


10:30am Registration and morning tea
11:00am Welcome to country
11:20am Housekeeping
11:30am Scarlet Alliance overview
11:50am President's address
12:00pm State and territory report-backs (WA, SA, VIC, TAS)

1:00pm Lunch
Enter My Drawhoring Room - hosted by DDDIFF (during lunch)

2:00pm State and territory report-backs (NSW, NT, QLD, ACT)
3:00pm Governance
3:30pm National group report-backs (DDDIFF and Touching Base)
3:45pm Spokesperson and representative report-backs

4:05pm Afternoon tea

4:30pm Concurrent workshops:
a) ‘Sex Worker Organisations and Political Independence from Funders’
b) ‘Whose side are we really on? Future-proofing Our Advocacy’

5:15pm Nominations close and nomination intros

Wednesday 15 November


10:00am Annual General Meeting (members only)

11:00am Morning Tea

11:30am AGM Election results (members only)
12:00pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sex Workers Workshop (continues after lunch)

1:30pm Lunch

2:30pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sex Workers Workshop (continued)
3:30pm Online training for Peer Educators

4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:00 Rally Briefing – Moving to a public space (during afternoon tea)
4:15pm Buses leave for rally

5:30pm PUBLIC RALLY (sex workers and allies event)


7:30pm-midnight Party and Social Event (sex worker only)
Performances and Whore Of The Year awards (hosted by SWOP NSW and Scarlet Alliance)

Thursday 16 November


10:30am Morning tea

11:00am National consultation on online STI & BBV resources for sex workers

11:45am Concurrent workshops:
a) ‘Looking Back to Take Us Forward’
b) ‘Organising as a Sex Worker Activist Collective’

12:30pm Lunch

1:15pm Presentation: Changing landscape of BBV and STI for Sex Workers
2:00pm Panel:Funding and Sustainability for Sex Worker Led Organisations

3:00pm Afternoon tea

3:15pm Priority issues discussion - Where to From Now?
3:45pm Evaluation/wrap-up

4:15pm Forum closes

Formal Notice of Annual General Meeting


Scarlet Alliance Annual General Meeting to be held in Sydney
10:00am, Wednesday 15 November 2017.
All Members are invited to attend

If you have not received the formal notice in your email and/or you are a new member wishing to attend the National Forum please contact members@scarletalliance.org.au for further information.

Please note: the National Forum is a sex worker only space and excludes owners/operators. The information regarding venue is thus only available to sex workers past and present, who are not owner/operators.

Please Note: Following the constitutional changes made in 2012 it is required that all attendees to the AGM must be current Scarlet Alliance members (either non-voting/free membership or voting/paid membership). Information about joining or renewing your membership can be found at http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/who/join/.


All current elected positions are vacated at each AGM, we encourage people who are interested in being a representative, spokesperson, executive committee member or double to nominate.




Information about the above positions have been circulated to all current members.


Workshops and session information


Information on workshops and sessions will be added soon