Ugly Mugs Netherlands – Protects Sex Workers from Dangerous Clients
Prostitution was legalized by the Dutch government in 2000. With Amsterdam’s red light district De Wallen being one of the most famous in the world, attracting international tourists year round, it’s incredibly important for Dutch workers to have resources they’ve created and maintained in order to keep one another safe. Ugly Mugs Netherlands is based on a similar UK charity program, whose website states, “Sex workers are celebrated as experts at National Ugly Mugs.” Now that’s what we like to hear!
Learn More: Ugly Mugs Netherlands provides a free-platform for sex workers to anonymously warn each other about dangerous and aggressive customers, check their new customers before a meeting, and receive notifications if a dangerous customer is in the region. They can also find help filing a report with the police, NOS reports.
Soa Aids Nederland provides support and information to the public and professionals so that we can reduce the number of HIV infections and other STIs in the Netherlands.
PROUD – Amsterdam consists out of a group of (ex) sex workers who are supported by an advisory committee which consists out of scientists, academics and (human rights) activists. All members of PROUD feel a strong urge to fight for more rights, better working conditions and a more positive image of sex work.
Background: Sex Workers Warn Each Other of Aggressive Clients On New Platform / NL Times