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Welcome to the RhED E-newsletter
Vol 4/2015 November 2015


Resourcing health and education in the Victorian sex industry
Promoting advocacy and education about the sex industry

RED UMBRELLA DAY

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on 17 December by sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies.
On Friday 18 December this year, RhED will be marking the day by bringing together stakeholders and sex workers to begin the conversation about decriminalisation of the sex industry in Victoria. Further information about this event will be forwarded to you in early December.
 
Sex workers are in theory protected by the same laws as the whole community and should not need separate laws to govern their lives or their transactions. However they are not well protected by current workplace laws due to the stigma and discrimination they face, which in part is reinforced by current legislation of the industry. The whole industry is subject to criminal, taxation, migration, labour and health legislation and the Sex Work Act and regulations specific to sex work should be removed.
RED#28 - phone 1800 458 752 or email for your copy

RhED is pleased to annnounce Amnesty International voted YES
to decriminalisation of sex work!

Amnesty International delegates across the world have voted in favour of acknowledging sex workers' rights. Their vote authorises Amnesty's International Board to adopt a policy to protect sex workers' rights, including the full decriminalisation of all aspects of consensual work.
Welcome to Erin Black and Nola Logiotatos
Pathways Program
Erin, Eva and Nola, case workers, provide support to people transitioning from the sex industry

 
New resources for sex workers
Male Starting Out Kit
Trans* Starting Out Kit

RhED has developed starting out kits for Male and Trans* Workers. If you are working with this client group, these resources will be useful.
All RhED resources are peer tested with people working in the sex industry.
Pride March 2016
RhED invites sex workers and supporters of sex workers to march on Sunday 7 February 2016.
Contact RhED for further information
1800 458 752
sexworker@sexworker.org.au

RhED presentations

RhED presented collaboratively with St Kilda Legal Service in August 2015 at the National Community Legal Centre Conference in Melbourne. The theme of this years’ conference was around storytelling, and the presentation was entitled “Breaking the stigma and successfully listening, building relationships and working with sex workers".

Presentations and talks are tailored to audience needs.
 
Media articles

Amnesty International
Amnesty has chosen to adopt a policy that supports the full decriminalisation of sex work.


Decriminalisation in New Zealand
This video outlines the process of successfully lobbying to decriminalise prostitution in New Zealand.


South Australia - another attempt to decriminalise sex work is making its way through State Parliament

Minister for the Status of Women, Gail Gago MLC, said South Australia's current laws on sex work were "unworkable". "They should be able to get on in the course of their work and be free from discrimination like the rest of us."



12 stunning photos offer a rarely seen look into the lives of sex workers

Marc McAndrew's photography project that came out of his travels offers a view of a sexual landscape rarely seen.
RhED 's website is useful for agencies working with sex workers - lots of information and resources

Thank You!


RhED thanks key stakeholders and supporters for their ongoing support.
RhED provides education/information sessions to agencies, workplaces, education/learning centres and the general community.

Presentations and talks are tailored
to audience needs.

For further information please contact
RhED on 1800 458 752 or sexworker@sexworker.org.au

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About RhED

Resourcing health & EDucation (RhED) is a specialist service for the sex industry in Victoria. RhED is committed to respecting and reflecting the needs of the sex industry. We provide a range of health, safety and legal information for sex workers.

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