Project Respect doors closing unless something miraculous happens

18 Mar

REAL for women

Project Respect is a Melbourne based support service for women trafficked for sexual exploitation and women in the sex industry. On March 16, Project Respect released this statement with “a heavy heart” via email and a social media post, informing their community and supporters they will be closing their doors in a month unless “there is a miraculous response to this letter.”

“Project Respect has survived by hard work, good will and financial support by many organisations and individuals (for 17 years) however, without funding which is sustainable, we will have to close on the 15th April 2016.”

In a 2015 interview with Emma Alberici on Lateline, Kate Connett, who before becoming an outreach worker for Project Respect, was a sex worker on the streets to support her heroin habit from age 17 to 23, speaks of how vital these services are for women and why they are so desperately…

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One Response to “Project Respect doors closing unless something miraculous happens”

  1. purplesagefem 2016/03/18 at 3:38 pm #

    Oh for fuck’s sake. No one gives a shit about helping abused women! 😭


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