New resources from SIN

SIN (South Australian Adult Industry Workers Association), February 2018

The posters below were originally designed in an effort to engage migrant students with SIN’s services. However, they are not restricted to students, and may be a beneficial engagement tool in many environments.  Please feel free to distribute these to any setting where you feel they may be beneficial – with a particular focus on tertiary settings. 

SIN also has a CALD project worker, providing outreach, peer education, information, referrals, support, advocacy and safer sex supplies to migrant sex workers and sex workers from non-English speaking backgrounds. Suree is a Thai speaking peer educator available for support on all the issues that affect sex workers.

The CALD project holds social and educational events throughout the year, such as dinners, bingo nights, skill shares and workshops. Peer engagements, intensive assistance and new worker trainings are also offered by SIN’s CALD project worker.

Project Worker: Suree

Office: (08) 8351 7626 / Mobile: 0450 847 626 / Email: cald@sin.org.au

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 1:30pm – 5:00pm, and Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

A team effort: preventing violence against women through sport

Our Watch, November 2017

Sport is an integral part of Australian culture and it is woven into the fabric of the everyday lives of many Australian individuals, families and communities.

Change the story: a shared national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia identifies it as a key setting for the prevention of violence against women in Australia.

On and off the field, sport has great potential to influence social change and prevent violence against women by creating inclusive, equitable, healthy and safe environments for men and women, boys and girls.

Sport has the capacity to influence, inform and shape attitudes and behaviours in both negative and positive ways. Sporting environments are places where violence against women can occur directly and, if allowed, can provide a setting for entrenched violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours to be played out. However, this doesn’t have to be the way. Sport can be a leader to empower, motivate and inspire change, on and off the field. Sport is a powerful environment to connect boys and girls, men and women with vital information, skills and strategies to push for inclusive, equitable, healthy and safe sporting spaces for everyone.

The challenge is to extend the notion of equality and fairness into the core business of sport by addressing the drivers of violence against women and stop it before it starts.

Naloxone is a heath intervention that can’t be effectively provided without the knowledge and social connections of PWID

nam/aidsmap, may 5th 2017

Programmes to provide naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose, are successful because they harness the social contexts of drug use and train drug users to be ‘indigenous public health workers’ capable of intervening in an overdose, according to a qualitative study published in the May issue of Social Science & Medicine.

Read more here 

 

SHine’s new free training for young people

SHine SA, May 2016

WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE?

SHine SA is offering a dynamic and interactive Sexual Health
and Youth Peer Education training program, free of charge.

Young people completing this program will attain:

• Knowledge and skills around sexual health
• Confidence and leadership skills
• A certificate of attendance for their resume

Further details: If you work with a group of young people who would be interested, Naomi  Hutchings, Coordinator of Youth Worker Education, via naomi.hutchings@shinesa.org.au or on (08) 8300 5324

Download flyer here SHAYPE Flyer

Scarlet Alliance has two Positions Vacant (Sydney)

Scarlet Alliance, March 2016

  • Please note that sex work experience is necessary to apply for these jobs

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, through their 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.

  1. Migration Project Officer – 2 days per week – Sydney

If you are a bilingual sex worker who can speak, read and write either Thai / Cantonese / Mandarin / Korean and English, Scarlet Alliance needs you for the Migration Project! We are currently recruiting for a Migration Project Officer for the Sydney office, 2 days per week to work alongside the Migration Project Manager.

The Migration Project Officer’s role involves 4 main parts.

1- To support migrant sex workers with migration and legal issues and advice on workplace rights and responsibilities;

2- To support the capacity of state and territory peer educators in delivering services to migrant sex workers;

3- To represent issues for migrant sex workers to a variety of stakeholders with evidence that is informed by regular Migrant Sex Worker Steering Committee meetings;

4- Work in partnership with Empower Thailand to increase the information that is available to sex workers in Thailand on their legal and migration rights and responsibilities.

More information and application kit is available at http://scarletalliance.org.au/library/APPLIC_KIT_MPO_Bilingual_SYD_%20MAR16

If you are interested in the position but unsure whether you meet the selection criteria please call Jules on 02 9517 2577.

Applications close on the 7th of April, 2016.

Applications addressing the selection criteria (outlined in the attached application kit) along with a current CV and at least two (2) referees, must be received by 5pm on 7th of April, 2016.

  1. National Training and Assessment Program Coordinator  – 1 day per week– Sydney

This dynamic and rewarding position is based in Sydney. The Scarlet Alliance National Training and Assessment Program aims to increase the workforce development of, and number of, trained and qualified sex worker peer educators through separate training and assessment packages designed by sex workers to meet the needs of sex worker peer educators. The assessments are a formally recognised, national diploma qualification through a partnership with an external Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

The SANTAP coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the assessment of peer educators, the facilitation of the SANTAP Assessors Network, monitoring and promoting the National Peer Educator Training Online Project, promotion of SANTAP amongst the Scarlet Alliance membership, and liaising between the RTO and Scarlet Alliance.

More information and application kit is available at http://scarletalliance.org.au/library/APPLIC_KIT_SANTAP_SYD_%20MAR16

If you are interested in the position but unsure whether you meet the selection criteria please call Jules on 02 9517 2577.

Applications close on the 7th of April, 2016.

Applications addressing the selection criteria (outlined in the attached application kit) along with a current CV and at least two (2) referees, must be received by 5pm on 7th of April, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Why Reproductive Health Can Be A Special Struggle For Women With Disabilities

ThinkProgress, Oct 1, 2015 11:14am

For many women, getting a pap smear or a birth control prescription at a doctor’s office is relatively effortless. Perhaps a little uncomfortable, yes, but only temporarily — with important, beneficial results. However, not all women in need of reproductive health care find themselves able to be accommodated in a standard doctor’s office.

Women with disabilities are far less likely to make essential appointments regarding their reproductive health due to the physical and emotional hurdles they encounter in a typical clinic. From inaccessible exam tables to assumptions that disabled women are not sexually active, barriers in the medical field can leave women discouraged and uneducated about their own health.

The downloadable guide is meant specifically for women in the Chicago area — but only because it rates local hospitals and clinics for their accessibility. The rest covers more universal issues, including a patient’s accommodation rights and general information on sexually transmitted infections. A portion of the guide also specifically focuses on empowering women to stand up for themselves.

  • Read more here
  • Download Take Charge: Reproductive Health Guide (PDF) here