$carlet Timor, officially formed in 2009, is a national sex worker collective based in Dili, Timor Leste. The network is peer-based and includes female, male and trans* members.
In 2008, Scarlet Alliance undertook a national needs assessment research project to identify the systemic barriers impacting on HIV-positive sex workers. The needs assessment was coordinated by a self-disclosed HIV-positive sex worker, and was subsequently shared with local and national government, civil society and internationally.
... sex worker representatives from over 20 countries in the region agreed upon progressing a regional sex worker organisation ... at the 3rd International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)
Conference delegates from the Asia and Pacific at the 1994 International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Yokohama, Japan, met to facilitate a meeting to explore the practicalities of founding a regional network.
A key outcome of the Sex Industry and AIDS Debate 1988 was a clear mandate to create a national sex worker advocacy association... In 1989, Scarlet Alliance was officially formed ...
In 1998, a consortium of emerging peer-led sex worker organisations from across Australia and the region successfully lobbied the Federal Government to fund a national conference ... the Sex Industry and AIDS Debate 1988.