Last month two local inner-city Brisbane sex workers were involved in a historic prosecution. Three other sex workers were defrauded by the same man but were unable to come forward due to privacy and confidentiality concerns. The accused plead guilty to two counts of Fraud and “Dishonestly gaining benefit or advantage.” He was ordered to pay each worker $350, plus was fined &750 for each offence.
It is our objective to recognise that by providing education, information and support to sex workers, sex workers will be effectively resourced as safer sex educators to pass on those educational benefits to the larger general population.
‘Sex Work is Work’ and ‘Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights’
Respect Inc is a non-profit, peer-based organisation focused on protecting and promoting the rights, health & wellbeing of Queensland sex workers. We are a sex worker rights-positive and rights-focused community organisation. All of our Management Committee, Volunteers and Staff are current or former sex workers.
Hi I’m Ivy Belle, I was a North Brissie privately sex worker for 4 years.
This will be my second year on the Respect Inc committee, and I’ve already been the secretary for a while, learning crazy amounts about Respect Inc. This year I’ve been elected as the Vice-Chair and I’m sure I will learn a ton.
Laws in Queensland criminalise essential safety strategies, forcing sex workers to choose between working safely or legally.