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National Ugly Mugs (NUM) a Specialist Collection on Sex Work

*changed title on 13th February 2017

*formerly UK Network of Sex Work Projects (UKNSWP)

Ref Code: GB0605 SC026


The National Ugly Mugs (NUM) formerly UKNSWP is a non-profit, voluntary association of agencies and individuals working with sex workers. The aim of the NUM is:

      • To promote the health, safety, civil and human rights of sex workers, including their rights to live free from violence, intimidation, coercion or exploitation, to engage in the work as safely as possible, and to receive high quality health and other services in conditions of trust and confidentiality, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, culture or religion. More


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