We are Queensland sex workers united to provide a formal medium to communicate sex workers issues and concerns so as to improve the rights of our peers and respond to our workplace health and safety and other needs regardless of gender, age, location, industry sector, cultural background or linguistic abilities.
We are completely affirmative with all our voting members, staff and Management Committee identifying as sex workers, past or present. We encourage diversity and have a range of people with varied genders, cultural backgrounds and people who have worked in and out of the legal framework within our team.
With only two limited areas of legal sex work available in Queensland, brothels run predominantly by non sex workers and sole trading (working in isolation), we believe that the criminalisation of many occupational health and safety strategies has lead to increased levels of violence. The lack of recognition as work continues to impact negatively on the social policies round operating a sex work business and occupational health & safety, lack of civil rights and the unnecessarily high levels of discrimination.
Respect Inc team members are active members of the sex worker’s community/industry within Queensland. We are out and proud and will continue to speak up for our civil and human rights and create avenues for all sex workers to find their voices.