ICAAP10: Korean activists arrested and threatened with criminal
action for peaceful protest; International activists roughed up by
police and security.
Respect Inc. have funded peer educators from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, delivering services in Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese. Scarlet Alliance supports the recommendations to improve funding for these services and projects, and supports the Crime and Misconduct Commissions' efforts to bring these issues and the needs of non-English speaking background migrant sex workers to the attention of policy makers in Queensland, but dispute their claim that there is an increase in the number of migrant sex workers.
On the eve of the first ever Still Fierce rally on our capital city Canberra, Scarlet Alliance pledges support. Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association, recognises that Australian Intersex, Sex & Gender Diverse (ISGD) communities are made up of people working in many industries and that sex work is one of these industries. Sex workers have long been, and continue to be, visible, active, and vocal, members of many ISGD communities.
Scarlet Alliance provided a written submission to Chris Hartchers office in September, 2010 providing evidence of the failure of licensing models and the excessive expense to tax payers.
The opposition is going to election with a campaign based on lies, a smokescreen to cover up the failure to implement regulation of the sex industry in NSW by some councils.
Sex workers celebrate coming of age in the parliament house that
granted bipartisan reprieve from police corruption. Sex Workers and
supporters from around Australia meet to remind government that
decriminalisation works. Four generations of speakers tell of life
before and after decriminalisation in NSW.
Experts will gather on 3 November in Perth to present on the outcomes of sex work regulation internationally (New Zealand and Sweden) and from around Australia, urging the WA Government to consider the evidence from comparison of different models of regulation and learn from the outcomes of other jurisdictions and countries.
Scarlet Alliance holds a media conferenc at the UN Department of Public Information Non-Government Organisation Conference advocating on behalf of sex workers as a community affected by HIV and traffickingg.
For over a decade police have collected personal information on sex workers working at legal escort agencies in the Northern Territory. The information is then kept on a life-long police register. “The Prostitution Regulation Act does not require Police to collect information or to register sex workers. However this practice has been allowed to continue for many years,” said Janelle Fawkes, Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association.
Sex workers in Australia will join thousands of other sex workers around the world to celebrate and commemorate the 35th anniversary of International Whores Day the 2nd June. A diverse range of events are being held around Australia over a week of celebration.
An exhibition to commemorate the 21st birthday of the South Australian Sex Industry Network
In Darwin there will be a gathering of speakers about law reform in the Northern Territory and a call to the new Police Commissioner to abolish registration of sex workers. A sex worker film called “Comparing Countries Compassion” will also be shown.
Sydney sex workers make one minute's noise outside Downing Centre
Courts to protest recent "not guilty" verdict in assault case on the
7th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Dec 17
DATE: Thursday, 17 December 2009
PLACE: Downing Centre (court), 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Reclaim the Night is a worldwide event acknowledging the issue of women’s safety in their communities. It has been running in Adelaide for more than 30 years and the 2009 event takes place next Friday the 30th of October. The philosophy of Reclaim the Night encourages grass roots participation in the organisation of the event by as many women as possible. Last years event was organised by the Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL), and for the first time this year the event has been organised by the Sex Industry Network (SIN), a health organisation aimed at supporting South Australian sex workers.