Common Questions We Are Asked
NO. SWLRV is a registered not for profit organisation, but is not a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission.
YES. Our legal guides are fact checked by a community legal service which is a member of the Federation of Community Legal Centres.
The legal guides are the result of a robust resource development process involving:
- community consultation;
- needs assessment;
- content development;
- focus testing;
- peer review
In resource development we involve members of the sex worker community to ensure that resources meet the needs identified by sex workers themselves, that the resources are accessible, and we work in partnership with legal professionals to ensure accuracy, which we believe is crucial for community safety.
Presently, yes. There are several types of sex workers’ rights organisations. One type is a ‘peer only’ organisation which means that all the people involved in the organisation are current or former sex workers. SWLRV is currently a peer only sex worker organisation. However, our constitution allows for us to admit non peers (non sex workers) so that our organisation could be ‘peer led’ in the future.
Everyone presently involved in our organisation is a former or current sex worker.
Eros is a national association representing the interests of adult only businesses. In Victoria this includes licensed brothels. Eros is an important stakeholder in the debate about reforming Victoria’s sex work laws. SWLRV is not affiliated or associated with Eros. We do not and have never received donations from Eros. No one in our organisation has ever worked for or volunteered at Eros.
Last updated: 4 November 2019