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As well as fighting for sex workers’ rights in Holland, Proud are defending those in other countries and helping researchers to understand how conditions differ in countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Asked if Luhrs is a feminist, she says of course she is - and her works speaks for itself.
Proud believes that sex work should be decriminalised to stop women from being pushed underground and put into danger.
Estimates suggest between 15,000 to 30,000 people in Holland are sex workers, in a nation of over 16 million people.
There, it is legal for anyone above the age of 18 to sell sexual services, including street solicitation and running a brothel.
On top of this, sex workers are guaranteed employment and human rights.
But she adds that the group isn't interested in ideologies.
It is feared other major global brands may follow suit, which could cost millions of pounds and put hundreds of skilled UK jobs at risk.
“We have seen several cases where sex workers were being threatened by their city council to being kicked out of their homes as councils are ‘cleaning up’ areas," says Luhrs. So there are many reasons not to be visible as a sex worker.” This is another issue that policy makers must factor into laws surrounding sex work, says Luhrs, and why it's important for advocacy groups such as Proud to exist.
Luhrs and the team at Proud also offer practical advice for sex workers to combat issues which arise due to the stigma attached to the job. “Policy makers think we should be visible but on the other we have stigma holding us down.
Selling sex and running brothels are legal in the Netherlands, however the details of laws around the country can make the day-to-day lives of sex workers tough, explains Yvette Luhrs, who is an adult film actress, a webcam performer and member of the Proud union.
The group, which has been running for around three years, fights for the rights of those who sell sex, work in strip clubs, in adult films, perform phone sex, and appear on cam sites.