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Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association

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Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, through our objectives, policies and programs, aims to achieve equality, social, legal, political, cultural and economic justice for past and present workers in the sex industry, in order for sex workers to be self-determining agents, building their own alliances and choosing where and how they work.

Scarlet Alliance works towards sex worker rights (legal, health, industrial, civil) and uses health promotion approaches to achieve this. Scarlet Alliance promotes best practices including peer education, community development, community engagement and advocacy.

What does Scarlet Alliance do?

  • Currently plays an active role in Australia’s response to HIV/AIDS and is a member of the peak body Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).

  • Produces National resources, including: A Guide to Best Practice, Occupational Health and Safety in the Australian Sex Industry (2014), and Principles for Model Sex Industry Legislation (2014).

  • Informs Government and policy makers, at all levels, in relation to Sex Industry legislation and other proposals which will impact upon sex workers and informing the health sector, both in Australia and Internationally, on issues affecting sex workers in Australia.

  • Is the leader in advocating for the health, safety and welfare of workers in Australia’s sex industry.

  • Promotes Peer Education, where people with knowledge of, and experiences in, the sex industry are employed as peer educators, in what has proven to be the most successful model of service delivery to sex workers.

  • Promotes professional development of Peer Educators employed within our members organisations and projects and works toward standardising the high level of services provided by our members as part of the Scarlet Alliance National Training Project

  • Provides a voice for National issues effecting Sex Workers via the Australian and International media.

  • Provides training and education to other Organisations and Government Departments on issues relating to the Australian Sex Industry and the migration of sex workers into Australia (including the effects of trafficking legislation and policy).

  • Presents up to date information on Sex Industry issues at International and National forums of Health, Law, Research, Human Rights, Feminist, Community Education, Immigration and Global Issues.

  • Collates current information regarding the Australian Sex Industry and issues relating to the Migration of Sex Workers into Australia.

  • Representation by Migrant sex workers (informed by migrant sex worker steering committee) on issues affecting migrant sex workers in Australia.

Scarlet Alliance Contact Details

Address: 203/1 Erskineville Road, Newtown NSW 2042

Phone: 02 9517 2577

Fax: 02 9517 2488

Email: [email protected]

POSTAL ADDRESS: P O Box 854, Newtown, NSW 2042

MEDIA CONTACT: 0411 985 135

Find contact details for state and territory based sex worker organisations on the Links page