We feel that sex workers should be entitled to the same level of autonomy, control and opportunities for self-development as any other person. Therefore, we have chosen to establish this form of self-management, ensuring that sex workers will not be prevented from exercising their rights.

At the same time we cannot completely eliminate forced prostitution from the Netherlands by ourselves. It clearly isn’t easy to fully prevent such forms of abuse from happening. Exposing abuse or human trafficking is a complex and difficult process for both the police and the health and social care organizations. However, My Red Light is committed to help prevent malpractice when it comes to licensing conditions and working conditions in the field of sex work. By doing so, we may be able to recognize and address signals of abuse and forced prostitution a lot faster.