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Backpage.com shuts down. What’s Next?

Citing pressure from the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Backpage.com closed the adult section of its website, which offers classified advertising. This is a victory for those of us who want to make it harder for sex buyers to exploit vulnerable people: Sex buyers will face a major disruption in the marketplace. The federal […]

Meet our new national campaign director

Demand Abolition is launching a national campaign and has hired a national campaign director.

Major win in the fight against online sex trafficking

Backpage.com CEO is arrested on several felony pimping charges.

John Schools: A practical, cost-effective way to reduce demand

One of the most promising tactics to reducing demand is sending convicted sex buyers to “john schools.”

Demand in the news

In the past week, we’ve seen a spike in news stories calling out sex buyers for funding the illegal sex trade. Get caught up in this media recap.

Deconstructing Demand

Giving 14 salient reasons, Ambassador Swanee Hunt makes the case against purchasing women and girls for sexual gratification. Learn more »

Legalizing Doesn’t Work

Countries with legal or fully decriminalized prostitution often see increases in trafficking, pimping, and violence towards prostituted people. Learn more »

Buying Sex is Damaging

The sex trade is exploitative and violent. Here’s how to stop it. Learn more »