Janelle Fawkes Manager

janelle.fawkes@scarletalliance.org.au
Sex workers are part of the solution, Not part of the problem

www.scarletalliance.org.au
Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

NAPWA (Positive people)

SCARLET ALLIANCE, (Australian Sex Workers Association)

AFAO (Australian Federation Of AIDS Organisations)

AIVL (Drug Users)

AIDS Councils

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

mission statement
Through its objectives, policies and programs, Scarlet Alliance works to achieve equality, social, legal, political, cultural and economic justice for past and present sex workers in order for sex workers to be self-determining agents, building their own alliances and choosing where and how they live and work. female, male & transgender sex workers
Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Executive board Volunteering since 1989

SWOP ACT SWAG Scarlet Scarlet Alliance Alliance SSPAN

Website Spokespersons E-list Community Education

SWOP NT

Debby Doesn’t Do it for free

Symposium/Forums Working Parties • Legal • Inclusive

SIN

SWOP

• Capacity Develop • Best practices

Plus individual membership

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

The key strategies used by the sex worker rights movement including:
» community engagement; » community development; » health promotion; » peer education and » harm reduction;

have led to a successful sex worker community based response to HIV/AIDS and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.
Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Thailand

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Red Umbrella protest – Sydney Opera House June 2007

Successful HIV prevention education projects acknowledge: sex work as legitimate work sex work occurs in the context of work, most often within a work place Sex worker rights are critical and include Legal rights Industrial rights Human rights
Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

World AIDS conference Bangkok 2004

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

The solution is sex workers determining program development, design, delivery, policy, etc and are the decision makers.

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Empower, Thailand, sex worker university

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Threats to prevention success

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USAID policy – prostitution pledge A, B, C 100 CUP - 100% condom use policy Criminalisation of sex work – police Exit/retraining focus
IAS conference

Research - biomedical prevention microbicide trials
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DMSC
DMSC grew out of SHIP (Sonagachi HIV Intervention Program), the sex workers of the area wanted their own group. DMSC is run entirely by sex workers and their children, DMSC =
– cultural troupe – 33 health clinics, – a cooperative banking system (Usha Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd.),
Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

What is the sex workers' movement all about? We came together as a collective community through our active involvement as health workers, the Peer Educators, in a HIV/STD Control Project which has been running in Sonagachi since 1992. The Project provided the initial space for building mutual support, facilitating reflection and initiating collective action among us, sex workers.
Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Very early in the life of the Sonagachi Project, we, with the empathetic support of those who had started the Project,
clearly recognised that even to realise the very basic Project objectives of controlling transmission of HIV and STDs it was crucial to view us in our totality -

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-- as complete persons with a range of emotional and material needs, living within a concrete and specific social, political and ideological context which determines the quality of our lives and our health, and not see us merely in terms of our sexual behaviour. Sonagachi – India

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Contact us – info@scarletalliance.org.au

Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Scarlet Alliance - www.scarletalliance.org.au International Union of Sex Workers http://www.iusw.org Network of Sex Worker Projects http://www.nswp.org Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers http://apnsw.org International Committee For the Rights of Sex Workers In Europe http://www.sexworkeurope.org/ ZITENG Hong Kong http://www.ziteng.org.hk EMPOWER Thailand http://empowerfoundation.org/ Collective of Sex Workers and Supporters, Taiwan http://coswas.org/ NZPC New Zealand http://www.nzpc.org.nz BAYSWAN San Francisco http://www.bayswan.org/ Sex Workers Project New York http://www.sexworkersproject.org Desiree Alliance USA http://www.desireealliance.org/ SWOP USA http://www.swop-usa.org/ Stella, Montreal http://www.chezstella.org/ SALLI, Finland http://www.salli.org/english/index.html MAGGIES, Toronto http://www.maggiestoronto.ca Debby doesn't do it for free - http://www.debbydoesntdoitforfree.org Sex Workers Working with People living with a disability Touching Base - http://www.touchingbase.org Scarlet Alliance - Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

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