Legal advice

Angelo, Elanor and Marten make up the legal helpdesk of PROUD. We all come from different fields of legal work and from different backgrounds. We consider our diverse backgrounds and expertise our strength. PROUD’s legal helpdesk is here for all sex workers in the Netherlands who encounter legal issues in their work. We provide legal advice and support to sex workers throughout The Netherlands. PROUD’s legal helpdesk can help you if you encounter issues with acquiring a license for sexwork, have a conflict with the company you work with, if you encountered discrimination or just want to know more about your rights as a sex worker. Other issues PROUD’s legal helpdesk can help you with are:

  • reporting crimes with the police;
  • information about your rights as a sex worker;
  • removing personal data from police databases and
  • removing pictures or video’s from the internet.

Our services are completely free. PROUD is an independent organisation for sex workers by sex workers without ties to government bodies. All contact or correspondence between you and PROUD is strictly confidential. To reach our helpdesk you can send an email to: We strive to answer you mail within two working days. If you prefer to talk to one of our legal consultants in person you can always visit us on Monday between 15:00 and 17:00 at the P.I.C., Enge Kerksteeg 3, Amsterdam (in the Red Light District next to the Old Church).