PROUD works with sex workers and former sex workers in the Netherlands regardless of age, gender and legal status.
PROUD is a member organisation (vereniging) with a board and staff. All members and board members are (former) sex workers. Non-sex worker staff are hired only when no suitable candidates with sex work experience can be found.
Problematic legal framework putting sex workers (both within and outside of the licensed sector) at risk, stigma leading to social exclusion, violence and limited to no access to housing, bank accounts and insurances.
PROUD maps the wants and needs of sex workers through fieldwork, advocates rights-based and evidence-based sex work policy on a local and national level, and assists individual sex workers who face work/stigma related problems with practical and legal support.