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Fact sheet: Decriminalising sex work in Victoria

RhED, a program of Inner South Community Health, works with sex workers across the state.

On 18 December 2015, RhED launched the Decriminalise Sex Work campaign.

This calls for the removal of the Victorian Sex Work Act 1994 and Sex Work Regulations 2006, saying these have created a two tiered system where sex workers face barriers to reporting violence and are subject to discrimination. For further information:  Fact sheet RhED FAQ


Decriminalise sex work … it’s time

On Friday 18 December at Trades Hall, Carlton 1-2pm, RhED begins the conversation about decriminalising the sex industry in Victoria. This event is hosted by Inner South Community Health Service.

Martin Foley, MP, Fiona Patten, MP and Jane Green, VIXEN will be speaking.

No person’s human or civil rights should be violated on the basis of their trade, occupation work, calling or profession.

Stigma, discrimination and criminalisation make violence against people who work in the sex industry is unacceptable.


Is the female condom making a comeback?

The scientists behind the female condom have been tinkering with the design, and they think that this time round, it is going to take off.

When the female condom was first launched in the early nineties, the US team that created it were expecting it to be a colossal success. Sexual health experts even declared it a game-changer. But they could not have been more wrong; the product was a monumental flop….
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