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Who do you work with?

SIN is South Australia's peer-only sex worker organisation. Non-sex workers are not involved in the organisation. SIN has targeted projects including the Women's, Men's, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Thai, CALD Chinese, Street, and Gender Diverse Project.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

SIN is entirely peer-based - all staff, volunteers, leadership, and board members are past or present sex workers.

Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face

Criminalisation of the sex industry is prohibitive to achieving sex worker rights (legal, health, industrial and civil) and the recognition of sex work as work. Criminalisation forces sex workers underground, inhibits sex workers from seeking justice for crimes committed against them, delegitimises sex workers as members of society, and enables police to target and terrorize sex workers.Stigma and discrimination contribute to negative outcomes for sex workers in every sphere of life – from being unable to get approved for a rental or a home loan, to employers being within their rights to discriminate against sex workers, to contributing to violence and harassment against sex workers.

Describe other areas of your work

Peer support, peer education, systemic and individual advocacy, lobbying for law reform, STI & BBV focused education, referrals, community capacity building and consultation, and the provision of sex worker safe spaces are some of the tenets of our organisation.