January Community Newsletter


Welcome to your Project Respect Community Newsletter! This newsletter is updated monthly and for all women who have experience in the sex industry, including experiences of trafficking. 


What's On Around Us

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that 2022 is everything you hoped for! We are back in the office from 9-5, Monday-Friday if you want to connect.

You will have to be fully vaccinated to attend our office and events and we can help you access information and services like the vaccine and financial support.



COVID-19 Support

Understanding the Victorian COVID-19 updates can be tough, especially with so many changes and if you speak a language other than English.

That's why we have put together COVID-19 resources in plain English, Chinese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese for you to use and please share with your communities.

The resources are on our Facebook, Instagram and WeChat pages and include information on what to do if you get COVID-19, what to do if you are a close contact and when you can get your third vaccine doses.

You can always access our COVID-19 information here and feel free to message us with any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and COVIDsafe requirements.



Community Lunch & Gardening is Back

Our Community Lunch and Gardening is coming back in 2022 with the first event on Tuesday the 1st of February.

Join us for some delicious food in a welcoming space.

SMS 0477 001 110 to RSVP and let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

All participants will need to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination requirements to attend our community events.

Community Lunch & Gardening Flyer


Your Voice

Your Voice highlights what is meaningful to you. This month we have a quote: 

Frances Cannon

'I am capable, powerful, and worthy of love.' - Frances Cannon

To share your meaningful moment, you can message us on Instagram or email your contribution to [email protected] All contributions will be kept anonymous.  

Your Voice 


What's New - Recent Resources

Here are some new resources for you, you can always see our Ongoing Resources List here.

PACE Women's Leadership Program

The Multicultural Centre for Women's Health has free leadership events for migrant and refugee women in Victoria!

A FAST PACE single session on 3 February 11am – 12.30pm. Join for a fun opportunity to improve your confidence and skills, and meet fellow migrant women in a supportive online setting.

A 5-day program: Every Thursday for 5 weeks, 10am-12pm. In a safe and non-judgmental online environment, you can build your confidence, enhance your leadership skills and grow together with other migrant women. Runs on 10 February, 17 February, 24 February, 3 march, 10 March.

ATO Multicultural Resource Kit

These are Resource Links for multicultural communities to understand what you need to know about the Australian Tax Office in multiple languages.

Multicultural COVID-19 information for the LGBTQIA+ Community

The Centre for Family Research has put together answers to COVID-19 questions from Multicultural LGBTIQ+ Communities. Visit the website to see factsheets and videos in community languages.


What's On - Opportunities & Fun Stuff

Free Outdoor Films at Federation Square

This summer, head to Fed Square for a lot of classic films for you to enjoy, for free, up on the famous big screen.

Pull up a trendy new deckchair to enjoy a family action adventure or a feelgood musical – there’s something for everyone!

Midsumma Carnival

Midsumma Carnival is an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar.

Fun in the sun all day and late into the evening to celebrate the beginning of another fabulous Midsumma Festival. Enjoy performances, picnic with friends, and see the iconic Dog Show. With stalls, food, and live entertainment galore leading us into a warm summer evening of T Dance.

Monash Summer Series

Join the famous True Fairies in their magical Fairy tent! Be transported into another world with acrobats, hula hoopers, and singing performances all day long! Be mesmerised by beautiful costumes and mystical tales of dragons, fairyland and rainbow magic. Chill out with swing and lounge jazz quartet Orlando Combo and Middle Eastern band, Alwan.

Victoria Street Lunar New Year Celebration

It's Lunar New Year on February 1st and the Victoria Street Lunar Festival returns in 2022 by welcoming the Year of the Tiger.


Interesting Watching

Bend It Like Beckham

Bend it LIke Beckham is a comedy from 2002 where Jess, an Indian teenager in London cannot tell her traditionally-minded parents that she has joined a women's football team. Bend it Like Beckham is fun and inspiring and available to watch for free on SBS on Demand for two more weeks.


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 


We hope this year is your best yet!

All the best, 

Project Respect 

9416 3401 | 0477 001 110 | PO BOX 1323 Collingwood 3066 | Monday-Friday 9-5pm  


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