Three major victories for the end demand movement

Canada has joined the list of countries recognizing that ending the harms of prostitution starts by targeting those who pay for it. The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are on their way to finalizing similar ground-breaking laws.

The value of dissenting opinions

Why differing language, terminology or branding of sex buying should not prevent critical thinking and collaboration among those wishing to reduce its harms.

Words matter: the problem with the term “sex work”

Why terms like “sex work” can be misleading and problematic.

Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation

How communities across America are coming to together to reduce the demand for commercial sex in their backyards.

Washington state communities unite to reduce demand for commercial sexual exploitation

The illegal sex trade is flourishing in King County, Washington. It’s estimated that on any given day 27,000 men in the area go online looking to buy women—and girls–for sex.

We're abolishing the illegal commercial sex industry by eradicating demand for purchased sex. Learn more »

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 »