New York Times Prints Important Editorial Against Decriminalization of the Sex Trade

We at Demand Abolition are deeply disappointed with a resolution the International Secretariat of Amnesty International passed on August 11, calling for full decriminalization of the global sex trade. While we agree that women and men bought for sex should not be criminalized, we reject the idea that people should be able to purchase, for […]

A Survivor and Law Enforcement Discuss the Harms of the Sex Trade

Audrey Morrissey and Sgt. Donna Gavin explain why sex-buying isn’t a victimless crime and steps Boston is taking to reduce demand.

Amnesty International’s Support of Decriminalized Prostitution Will Further Harm those in the Sex Trade

We at Demand Abolition are deeply disappointed with a resolution the International Secretariat of Amnesty International passed on August 11, calling for full decriminalization of all aspects of what it terms “consensual” prostitution.

WBUR: ”People don’t want to believe it’s happening here”

WBUR covers the sex trade in Boston in this two-part series by Bob Oakes.

President Carter asks Amnesty International to Reject Decriminalization of Sex-buying

In a personal appeal to Amnesty International delegates voting on the organization’s proposed policy advocating for full decriminalization of prostitution, including sex-buying, pimping, and brothel-owning, President Jimmy Carter has this to say: Download a hard copy of this letter.  To learn more about this issue, including Demand Abolition’s stance that prostituted people should be decriminalized […]

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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 »