Welcome to your Project Respect Community Newsletter! This newsletter is updated monthly and for all women and gender diverse people with experience in the sex industry.
What's On Around Us
End of Year Party!
Current, past, and new community members are invited to come and celebrate at our End of Year Party!
It will be the last community event for the year and we will have gift bags filled with awesome goodies for you to take home.
There will be delicious party food, fun, gardening and games!
The party will be from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday the 6th of December.
Please RSVP to 0477 001 110 if you think you can make it.
We hope to see you there!
There will be no Art Therapy in December and no Community Lunch in January.
We will be back with our first community event of the year, Art Therapy on Tuesday January 17th from 1-3pm.
16 Days of Activism
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is from the 25th of November to the 10th of December.
Thanks to Safe and Equal and Respect Victoria, this year our campaign will feature the voices of our Women's Advisory Group members about what respect means to them:
Your Voice highlights what is meaningful to you. This month we have a quote:
To share your meaningful moment, you can message us on Instagram or email your contribution to [email protected]. All contributions will be kept anonymous.
What's New - Recent Resources
Here are some new resources for you, you can always see our Ongoing Resources List here.
Harmony Alliance have developed health and wellbeing resources in consultation with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
You can find them here.
Djirra have some self-care workshops planned to end the year on a high, include Food for Fuel and Goal Setting and Vision Planning. You can find more information on upcoming events for Aboriginal women here.
1800 My Options Fact Sheets
1800 My Options have health fact sheets for International Students. You can read them here.
What's On - Opportunities & Fun Stuff
Free Christmas Breakfast
Holidays can be a difficult time, but that doesn't mean safe spaces to enjoy great food, company and entertainment aren't available.
Queerspace are hosting a free breakfast for the LGBTIQA+ community and their allies at the Provincial Hotel in Fitzroy on Christmas morning December 25th 9-11am.
You can reserve your spot here.
Night Markets at Queen Victoria Market
From 23 November to 15 March, Summer Night Markets are back at Queen Vic Market every Wednesday with a rotating weekly line-up of live music, stalls, and food trucks.
From 5-19 December, String Bean Alley Christmas Night Markets pop-up on Mondays with Christmas carollers, fake snow, hand-made gifts, Santa Claus, a giant gingerbread person, and food trucks.
Keep On Dancing
Can dancing be a shortcut to better health? Keep On Dancing is a two-part special following 9 older Australians exploring the power of dance for people over the age of 65.
Available on ABC iView.
We would love to hear any feedback you have and any ideas on what you would like to see included in the upcoming editions. You can email us at [email protected] or use the new anonymous PR Feedback Form.
All the best,
9416 3401 | 0477 001 110 | PO BOX 1323 Collingwood 3066 | Monday-Friday 9-5pm
If you need any emergency or crisis support, please see the numbers below:
- Lifeline - Anonymous 24 hour crisis support: 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue - Mental health and wellbeing support: 1300 22 4636
- 1800Respect - Sexual assault, domestic or family violence support: 1800 737 732
- Switchboard - LGBTQIA+ support: 1800 729 367
- Men’s Referral Service – Support for men who use violence: 1300 766 491
- Emergency Services - Ambulance, Police, Fire: 000
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