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Nacole: Interview with a Survivor’s Mother

Nacole, one of the mothers featured in the documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” tells us why she agreed to be in the film and what she would say to the men who purchased her teenage daughter for sex.

Lauren Hersh: Interview with a Uniter

Lauren Hersh is the national director of World Without Exploitation, a coalition to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She tells us how she unites different organizations around the shared vision of a world where no person is bought, sold, or exploited.

Bianca Morales-Egan: Interview with a Relationship-Builder

Bianca Morales-Egan is the Technical Advisor, Human Trafficking and Gender Equity at Project Concern International and a CEASE Network coordinator. We asked her about sex trafficking in San Diego, and how she raises awareness about reducing demand for paid sex.

Eleanor Gaetan: Interview with a Truth-Teller

Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan advises Demand Abolition on federal policy and regulation regarding sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. She explains the importance of policies to fight sex trafficking, and why focusing on demand is so crucial.

Tom Perez: Interview with a Cyberpatroller

Tom Perez is the founder of The EPIK (Every Man Protecting Innocent Kids) Project, an organization founded in 2012 to combat sex trafficking online. We asked him what he’s learned about buyers through his work, and the value of being part of the CEASE Network.

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 »