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PENET Editor's Note: This was proposed
legislation, not yet adopted in South Australia. This is submitted
as model legislation which decriminalizes and regulates the
industry. In Australia there is a precedent for this legislation.
For example, The Prostitution ACT of 1992 (currently in effect)
from the Australian Capital Territories contains some of these
provisions, but is not a complete model for decriminalization.
Please note that a number of the regulations below contradict
some sex workers' rights agendas. These are explained in the
notes linked to this text [on PENET].
BAYSWAN, Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network, is a collaborative
project providing information for sex workers and about diverse
sex industries. BAYSWAN links individuals to resources provided
by sex workers' and other rights based organizations. BAYSWAN
organizes to improve working conditions, increase safety and
services for workers, and to eliminate discrimination on behalf
of individuals working within both legal and criminalized adult
Practices Policy Project
The Best Practices Policy Project is an organization dedicated
to creating excellence amongst organizations and advocates working
with sex workers in the United States. We produce materials for policy environments,
address research and academic concerns and provide NGOs with
technical assistance. Everything that we do is guided by principles
that protect the rights of people who engage in commercial sex
in all its forms.
of Sex Work Projects
In 1991 an informal alliance of sex workers and organizations
that provide services to sex workers formed as the Network of
Sex Work Projects. NSWP is a legally constituted international
organisation for promoting sex workers' health and human rights.
With member organizations in more than 40 countries, the Network
develops partnerships with technical support agencies to work
on independently-financed projects. This site is full of resources,
The Prostitutes' Education Network is an information service
about legislative and cultural issues as they effect prostitutes
and other sex workers. The service is comprised of information
for sex workers and activists/educators who study issues of
decriminalization, human rights in the context of prostitution,
violence against prostitutes and women, sex workers and pornography,
as well as current trends in legislation and social policy in
the U.S. and internationally.
The Sex Work Matters project is organized by colleagues of New
School University and the City University of New York, and aims
to provide a forum for dialogue among scholars, activists and
analysts involved in issues surrounding sex work. The centerpiece
of this project is a conference planned for March 30, 2006.
Workers' Outreach Project
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP) focuses on improving
the lives of sex industry workers by promoting safety, dignity
and diversity in sex work and fosters an environment that affirms
individual choices and occupational rights.
Sex Workers Project
Created in December 2001, the Sex Workers Project is the first
program in New York City and in the country to focus on the
provision of legal services, legal training, documentation,
and policy advocacy for sex workers. Using a harm reduction
and human rights model, the SWP protects the rights and safety
of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain
in the industry.
$pread is a unique new magazine by and for sex workers of all
genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, and their allies across
the globe. Including writing by professionals in all areas of
the sex industry, with a focus on personal experiences and political
insights, the magazine aims to provide a forum for marginalized
voices and a sense of community and support among sex workers,
as well as a balanced and honest view of the sex industry. $pread
will also contain practical information, news, and resources
relevant to those working in the sex industry. Through this
publication the editors hope to confront the various stigmas
surrounding sex work, to raise awareness of the legal and political
issues affecting sex workers and to encourage support for the
improvement of working conditions and workers' rights for all