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

 

Free community BBQ for World AIDS Day, December 1st

December 1st is World AIDS Day, and a number of South Australian organisations, supported by SA Health, are hosting a free community BBQ next Friday in Hindmarsh Square/Mukata from 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM.

Vegetarian and halal options available.

All welcome!

Come along and feel free to chat with the staff and volunteers about HIV/AIDS in Australia.

Family friendly event, with music, food and activities!

Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1971543929768176/

 

 

Sex Industry Network (SIN) events for FEAST festival

SIN, November 2017

SIN is the South Australian Sex Industry Network.

SIN is run by sex workers for sex workers and offers peer support, education, information, advocacy and referral services for sex workers.

SIN has two events scheduled for FEAST. These events are open to the general public.

1. SIN Retrospective

This multimedia retrospective by sex workers showcases projects, posters and artwork exploring the realities of trans, male, female and street-based sex workers across ages and cultural backgrounds.

When: from Thurs 9th- Mon 27th Nov, 11am – 10pm daily

(Opening night is Wed 8th Nov 5:30-7:30)

Where: Upstairs at the Edinburgh Castle Hote

2. Ask a Sex Worker a Question

Step into the Fantasy Brothel confidential confessional and ask a sex worker everything you always wanted to know about sex work but were too afraid to ask.

2 sessions:

Wed 15th Nov
4-6pm and 7-9pm

Wed 22nd Nov
4-6pm and 7-9pm

Where: Upstairs at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel

Sex Workers Applaud SA Select Committee Report on Decriminalisation of Sex Work Bill

Joint media release with SIN and Scarlet Alliance, July 6, 2017

The South Australian Sex Industry Network (SIN) and Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association are today celebrating the decision of the South Australian Select Committee of the Legislative Council, to recommend the passing of the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2015 without amendment.

The Committee’s decision will mean that for South Australian (SA) could lead the world in terms of best practice sex work regulation. The Bill amends various pieces of legislation to decriminalise sex work, to prohibit discrimination against people who are, or have worked as sex workers, to allow for certain convictions to be spent, and to provide sex workers with the same rights and protections as other workers.

 

 

 

 

The Project showed last night that sex worker stigmatisation is alive & well

SIN (commentary), Pedestrian TV (article), Posted on: May 04, 2017 2:30AM

The Project showed last week that sex worker stigmatisation is alive & well.

An Uber driver’s recent interaction with a sex worker made headlines for all the wrong reasons. While sex workers use services like Uber every day, stigmatising behaviour is sadly also an everyday occurrence affecting that community.

One journalist took the time to explain how a segment about the incident, aired on popular evening show ‘The Project’, was problematic and stigmatising for sex workers.

SA police ‘cleaning up’ sex work industry ahead of decriminalisation, parliamentary committee told

ABC News, 22/02/2017

Police have seized cars, computers, phones, and loose change belonging to people suspected of working in the sex industry, a South Australian parliamentary committee has heard.

Read more here