Please read and agree to the following information before filling out the Individual membership form.
Who can become an Individual Member of Scarlet Alliance?
Scarlet Alliance welcomes membership from sex workers, past and present, in Australia, who support and agree to the Scarlet Alliance values, mission statement, and purpose, and abide by our Constitution. Sex industry business owners, managers and receptionists, as well as those who have control over another sex worker’s sex work, are not eligible for membership, even if they are or have been sex workers themselves. . Sex industry business owners, managers and receptionists, as well as those who have control over another sex worker’s sex work, are not eligible for membership, even if they are or have been sex workers themselves. Sex industry business owners, managers and receptionists, as well as those who have control over another sex worker’s sex work, are not eligible for membership, even if they are or have been sex workers themselves.
Why become a member of Scarlet Alliance?
Scarlet Alliance is the national peak sex worker organisation working towards improved sex worker rights. By becoming a member of Scarlet Alliance, you are assisting us to strengthen our representation of sex worker issues from around Australia at a national level. Your input and experience as a sex worker informs Scarlet Alliance policy, advocacy and representation work. Your contribution strengthens our understanding of issues affecting you and the sex worker community.
Representation, Disclosure and Confidentiality
Individual membership does not endorse, empower, or necessitate you to represent or speak on behalf of Scarlet Alliance. Representative roles are elected positions and are determined at each National Forum. Scarlet Alliance does not disclose the names or details of individual members publicly, nor do we release membership lists to the public. You should be aware, however, that Scarlet Alliance is an incorporated organisation, and as such our membership list is accessible to other members of Scarlet Alliance upon request. As with all instances of association with the sex industry, for your own confidentiality and disclosure control, we advise you to use a name that you are personally comfortable with other members knowing you by.
Scarlet Alliance’s values and mission statement
Through its objectives, policies and programs, Scarlet Alliance works to advance sex worker rights with the achievement of equality and social, legal, political, cultural, health and economic justice for past and present workers in the sex industry to enable sex workers to be self-determining agents, build our own alliances and choose where and how we live and work. The membership as a whole are the highest decision-making body of Scarlet Alliance.
Scarlet Alliance’s purposes are to:
(a) advance the health of past and present sex workers;
(b) promote and protect the human rights of past and present sex workers; and
(c) promote respect for sex workers and end all forms of discrimination against sex workers.
Scarlet Alliance’s principal activity is health promotion for sex workers by, without limitation:
(a) Working to guarantee the right of all sex workers to optimum occupational health and safety, including general health knowledge and safe work practices;
(b) Actively promoting the right of all sex workers to work in whatever area of their chosen occupation, including street, brothel, escort, private and opportunistic work;
(c) Enhancing the capacity of sex workers to be politically active, advance their rights, and build networks and organisations;
(d) Playing an active role in Australia’s response to HIV/AIDS, blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections, including peer education and harm reduction strategies for sex workers;
(e) Disseminating sex industry related information;
(f) Providing training and education on issues relating to the Australian sex industry and migration of sex workers into Australia;
(g) Lobbying for supportive legal, policy and administrative frameworks which do not discriminate against sex workers;
(h) Challenging any government, legislation, regulations, rules, policies, processes or law enforcement practices which are discriminatory, repressive or fail to promote the rights and autonomy of sex workers;
(i) Eradicating sex worker stereotypes and stigmatisation in the sex work community as well as the broader community;
(j) Communicating the diversity of ideas, opinions and aspirations of past and present sex workers; and
(k) Collaborating with international and local Sex Worker Rights groups that align with the Aims and Objectives of Scarlet Alliance.