We are motivated by an urgent need to eliminate harms caused to women and girls whose lives are jeopardized by this exploitative industry— a direct result of the demand created by sex buyers.
IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens spent a year investigating the commercial sex trade of children, a lucrative business where more than 1 million kids a year are abused. This is the fifth of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series.
This article was originally published by The Chronicle of Social Change. Much of the advocacy and public health response to commercial sex and exploitation is focused on the victims, the majority of whom are female. But there is another way to address the issue, and that is to reduce demand by intervening with the pursuers of […]
A new report from Polaris reveals an estimated 9,000 illicit massage businesses across the country
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will deter sex buyers by allowing law enforcement officers to impound their cars.
Giving 14 salient reasons, Ambassador Swanee Hunt makes the case against purchasing women and girls for sexual gratification.Learn More
Countries with legal or fully decriminalized prostitution often see increases in trafficking, pimping, and violence towards prostituted people.Learn More
Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network is committed to stopping demand for paid sex.Learn More