Sex buyers, or “johns”, drive the illegal sex trade. Without their money, pimps and traffickers have zero incentives. No buyers = no business. No more harm.

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Sadhvi Siddhali Shree: Interview with a Filmmaker

In this Q&A, Sadhvi Siddhali Shree tells us about her latest film and how she was inspired by the movement leaders working tirelessly to stop sex trafficking.

Angelyn Bayless: Interview with a disruptor

Angie Bayless trains local and national law enforcement on innovative ways to disrupt sex buying and hold buyers accountable for their role in trafficking.

Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

The Boston Herald has published a powerful and carefully researched two-part special report on how the opioid epidemic fuels the sex trafficking industry. Over two days, the paper covered its front page with images and headlines capturing the brutality of the sex trade and its direct ties to drug abuse in Boston. In her series […]

Marian Hatcher: Interview with a leader

Marian Hatcher talks about her work and receiving the presidential lifetime achievement award.

FAQs

What is Demand Abolition? Demand Abolition is working to eradicate illegal commercial sex in the U.S. by combating the demand for it. Prostitution, which includes sex trafficking, degrades those being exploited (usually women and children), as well as the men who buy them. If no one was willing to buy sex—or was too afraid of […]

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 »