Our Community Lunch & Gardening Sessions are a peer-led, safe space for women with experience in the sex industry.
Our Community Gardening is held fortnightly to enjoy a supportive afternoon in the grounded space of our garden.
The Community Lunch is held once per month at the Project Respect office. It provides an opportunity for women with experience of the sex industry to come together, relax, eat some delicious home cooked food, make new friends, and be able to talk openly and freely about their experiences in the industry without fear of judgement or stigma.
The Project Respect Community Lunch is a longstanding program, and has been an important space for many women who have been engaged with the organisation over our long history. The Community Lunch had a short hiatus in 2017, and came back new and improved in 2018. The Community Lunch is now a peer-led space, hosted by a member of the Project Respect Women's Advisory Group, and has its very own cook to dish up the delicious meals!
You can read more about the Community Lunch by participants themselves on our Blog!
If you are a woman with experience in the sex industry and would like to attend our Community Lunch, please get in touch via [email protected] or (03) 9416 3401.
The Community Lunch is available inclusive of:
- women who are currently involved in any area of the sex or adult entertainment industry, as well as for those with past experiences. The sex industry is loosely defined as involvement in brothel, escort, online street, massage industry and, dancers. However, should a women identify as having being involved in the sex industry, they are welcome to attend the Community Lunch.
- diverse experiences of the sex industry and supportive of women's choice to remain in the sex industry or reduce their hours
- immigration, visa, residency or citizenship status
- people who self-identify as a woman (aged 18 and over), including all LGBTQIA+ women as well as gender diverse and non-binary people