In 2007 the Amsterdam municipality started ‘Project 1012’, named after the Red Light District’s postal code. The goal is to further decriminalize prostitution in Amsterdam by concentrating it around a limited number of streets and banning criminal elements from the profession. As a result, some 126 windows were closed since then. In the meantime, the working women became more outspoken. Recently the interest group ‘PROUD’ was established: a pressure and lobby group for everyone that does or has at one point worked in erotic services in The Netherlands.
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