Sex buyers drive the illegal sex trade. Without their money, pimps and traffickers have zero incentives. No buyers = no business.

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Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Brian Ulicny is a founding member of Thomson Reuters Labs – Boston, where he’s used technology to develop creative ways to end labor and sex trafficking. We asked Brian a few questions about his work combating the illegal sex industry.

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee reports on a chatbot that’s deterring men from buying sex and reaching out to women who may be victims of sex trafficking in Seattle.  “For someone who thinks they’re anonymous, who thinks they can go on the internet and buy another human being, it’s a big wake-up call.” – […]

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

 A year after launching the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced a new partnership with Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation).

Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 2)

We asked Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Assistant City Attorney Heidi Sargent about how they’re focusing on the demand side of prostitution in Seattle, and what they would say to other cities that want to get involved.

Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 1)

We asked Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Assistant City Attorney Heidi Sargent about how they’re focusing on the demand side of prostitution in Seattle, and what they would say to other cities that want to get involved.

Deconstructing Demand

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

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Legalizing Doesn’t Work

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

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Cities Ending Exploitation

Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network is committed to stopping demand for paid sex.

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