No Amnesty for Sexual Exploitation

Amnesty International is on the verge of approving a misguided resolution calling for global decriminalization of commercial sex. Demand Abolition stands with human rights activists and organizations from around the world opposing this policy. Such a move would legitimize the sexual exploitation of people across the globe, especially women and children. Amnesty’s decision-making entity, the International […]

Critique of Amnesty International’s Proposal on “Sex Work”

On August 7 , delegates from national sections of Amnesty International will vote on an organization-wide resolution calling for the decriminalization of commercial sex.

CEASE Network in Action

The CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) is educating and deterring sex buyers all over America—taking on the predatory practices of sex-buying and sex trafficking at the source. Our motivation is simple: if no one buys sex, or is too afraid of the legal and social consequences to do so, sex-buying and sex trafficking […]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Unanimously Approves Sex Trafficking Resolution with Strong Demand Provisions

Mayors from major US cities across the country, including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and New York, came together to advocate for demand reduction tactics as an effective way to end commercial sexual exploitation. Over 270 mayors present at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors in San Francisco voted to pass the resolution, which specifically […]

CEASE Cities Spur Awareness and Action

Just a few months after joining the CEASE (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) Network, Boston is already being recognized for its effort to end sex-buying by focusing on buyers. Calling on the city to use its Olympic bid to tackle trafficking locally, a Boston Globe editorial commends Mayor Walsh for targeting johns.

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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 »