Respect Inc recognises we live and work on the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Always was, always will be.
On 17 December sex workers and allies will gather at Centenary Place Park, responding to the arrest of more than 30 sex workers, laws that criminalise sex worker safety strategies and a government that is carelessly delaying action.
The raids have charged twenty five people.
On the 4th of March 2019 sex workers took to the street to demand government action
Queensland laws and policing practices unnecessarily endanger sex workers. ‘Sex workers are forced to choose between working safely or legally’, Kayla Rose, sex worker and committee member of DecrimQLD said.
I’m the Career Development Peer here at Respect and I’m based in the Brisbane office. I’ve been a sex worker for the past eight years, based mostly in Brisbane.