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Media Enquiries
All media enquiries must be directed to Jackie Mcmillan, SWOP Media and Communications Officer.
Phone: (02) 9206 2166

Increased Resistance to Treatment in Gonorrhea

Recently released information on increased resistance of gonorrhea to treatment and a number of treatment failures is causing a great deal of community concern. Each year, an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea with 35.2 million of those people being in our region. Data from 77 countries is showing that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. find out more

Work at SWOP; Outreach Officer - English and Mandarin Speaking

SWOP is seeking a dynamic new member to join its outreach team to develop, implement and maintain health promotion strategies aimed at multicultural sex workers. We are looking for someone who has English and Mandarin oral and written communication skills and has a broad knowledge of HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexual health issues for multicultural sex workers. Experience in and knowledge of the NSW sex industry and a valid driver’s licence is essential, as is some outdoor and evening work. find out more

Work at SWOP; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Outreach Officer

SWOP is seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community member to work as part of the SWOP outreach team. The position provides outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in sex work and providing sex for favours across NSW, find out more

Commonwealth Inquiry into a Modern Slavery Act in Australia

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia has accepted SWOP's submission to the inquiry find out more

Autumn Issue the Professional

Our Autumn Edition of the Profesional is a Bumper Issue of 50 pages jammed packed with exciting articles. Sex workers can pick up their copy at SWOP now find out more

Work at SWOP

SWOP will soon be advertising two great job opportunities for sex workers. One is an Administrative Job in the SWOP Office in Surry Hills and the other is an Outreach Position with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project and involves both metropolitan and regional outreach find out more

SWOP Annual Report 2016

SWOP's Annual Report for the 2015-16 reporting year is now available on our website along with our audited Financial Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2016 find out more

SWOP Service User Rights & Responsibilities

SWOP is committed to developing an organisational culture that supports the legal and human rights of all people accessing our service. This policy is designed to clearly articulate the rights and responsibilities of people accessing SWOP services. find out more

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2016

SWOP EVENT: Join us on Friday 16 December 2016 to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers followed by a forum discussion on My Body, My Business - The future of condom use. find out more

Sex Workers Entitled to the Same Workplace Protections as Other Aussie Workers

At the Bishop Manning Lecture this week, speaker Melinda Tankard Reist is advocating the view that sex work is not work. This problematic way of thinking effectively positions NSW sex workers outside the workplace rights and protections that other Australian workers have access to find out more

New Multi Language Resource

Thanks to the City of Sydney SWOP has just released a new resource for sex workers in three languages; Thai, Korean and Chinese on legal rights and responsibilities, working conditions, work Health and Safety (WH&S), negotiating and boundaries with clients, workplace issues and accessing services find out more

SWOP T Shirts On Sale Now

SWOP T Shirts are now for sale online at the special post SEXPO price of $20 plus postage. They are selling fast so get yours now find out more