Tell Amnesty International to stand with survivors NOT exploiters

On August 11, Amnesty International passed a resolution calling for the full decriminalization of prostitution. The organization adopted this position on the grounds that decriminalization will make life safer for people in prostitution, but this is misguided thinking. Full decriminalization of the sex trade, which could include lessening or removing legal penalties against sex buyers, […]

Rachel Moran educates The World

Five minutes is barely enough time to write an email—never mind eloquently sum up a complex and controversial topic that’s recently received global attention—but that’s exactly what author, activist, and sex trade survivor Rachel Moran does in this succinct interview with PRI’s The World.

Employers move to end commercial sexual exploitation in the Pacific Northwest

18 employers in the Seattle area are taking a stand against sex-buying and sex trafficking by pledging support to the BEST Employers Alliance.

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.

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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 »