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