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.

Drake’s new hit sends the wrong message

Drake and DJ Khaled’s latest hit, “For Free,” sends a dangerous message about the commodification of sex.

National Sting Targeting Buyers Nets Record Number of Arrests

The National Johns Suppression Initiative, a nationwide anti-trafficking operation targeting sex buyers, is reporting very impressive numbers from its most recent sting.

Seattle busts 200 buyers; could collect up to $275K for sex trade victims

Seattle Police launch a first-of-its-kind sting that’s deterring buyers and getting money for victims

Congress and DOJ: A better response to domestic trafficking is needed

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a special hearing for an update on how the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is being implemented

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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 »

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 »