SIN | By sex workers for sex workers

SIN’s Mission Statement

To work with and for the sex industry in order to provide reliable, consistent and efficient support, peer education and advocacy for sex workers. SIN’s commitment is to being accountable to the sex worker community and maintaining a safe, relaxed, accessible, and open place for workers in the sex industry.

SIN promotes pride and empowerment throughout the sex industry through:

  • being a strong, supportive organisation which is widely recognised both within the sex industry and beyond.
  • generating an exciting, energetic and dynamic environment, in which sex workers are treated with dignity and feel nurtured.

SIN operates within a community development and peer education framework which promotes individual and collective empowerment.

All SIN staff and Program Committee members should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Commitment to value and work with a wide range of people including (but not limited to); sex workers and people working in the sex industry, people living with HIV/AIDS, gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, drug users, transgender people, and women, including lesbian and bisexual women.
  • Commitment to work in an affirming and non-prejudicial manner to empower, develop and advocate for sex workers and the sex industry.
  • An understanding and commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Commitment to resource, work with and value other PC members and staff in an affirming and non-prejudicial manner.
  • Commitment to work co-operatively as a part of the SIN PC .
  • Commitment to operate within the confines of SIN’s mandate, aims, objectives and policies.
  • Commitment to deal sensitively with, and to understanding of the issues and needs of, people in the sex industry.
  • Willingness to challenge one’s own beliefs and stereotypes where they arise from preconceived cultural notions of lifestyle choices and behaviour.

SIN would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, where we live and work, and recognise the Kaurna peoples’ cultural, spiritual, physical, and emotional connection with their land. We honour and pay our respects to Kaurna elders, both past and present, and all generations of Kaurna people, now and into the future. We acknowledge that this land was stolen, and sovereignty was never ceded.