The Ugly Truth About Pretty Woman

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the film Pretty Woman. Many are reminiscing about the movie and its “fairytale” romance in popular media, including a reunion of the cast on the TODAY Show. Demand Abolition and our allies are using this moment to further a national dialogue about the harmful and exploitative nature […]

Boston Takes a Stand Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The city of Boston announced its participation in the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) at an emotion-charged  news  conference led by  Mayor Martin Walsh on Friday, March 6. Boston joins Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, and seven other major metropolitan areas in this national campaign to reduce sex-buying by 20% in two years. “Human beings, […]

CEASE Network Launch Event, Phoenix Arizona

Anti-trafficking leaders from around the country recently joined Demand Abolition in Phoenix, Arizona to launch the CEASE Network, (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation). A national collaboration of survivors of prostitution, criminal justice professionals, activists, researchers, and philanthropists, the CEASE Network is committed to reducing sex-buying in the United States by 20 percent over in the […]

National Initiative to Fight Sex Trafficking Launched

Eleven pioneering cities today announced the launch of the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), a collaboration of men and women committed to combatting sex trafficking by reducing demand for buying sex by 20 percent in two years.

2015 National Day of Johns Arrests nabs more than 600 sex buyers

As most Americans counted yards and touchdowns during Super Bowl XLIX, law enforcement officers across the country were crunching a different set of numbers: Tallying the arrest records of hundreds of sex buyers, and almost half a dozen pimps and traffickers. During the ninth National Day of Johns Arrests, a widespread crackdown on the demand […]

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Deconstructing Demand

Giving 14 salient reasons, Ambassador Swanee Hunt makes the case against purchasing women and girls for sexual gratification. Learn more »

Understanding Buyers

We must understand the attitudes, backgrounds, and behaviors that prevent some men but allow others to buy sex. Learn more »

Eliminating Demand

A number of successful initiatives, from "john" school to neighborhood action, are combating demand across the country. Learn more »