I do not stand with Margret Cho

By Alisa Bernard, Board Member for the Organization for Prostitution Survivors; Prostitution Survivor For weeks, the Internet buzzed around a Twitter “true crime” story based on a woman’s experience in prostitution. After reading it, many women have stood up in support of prostitution, including funny-woman Margret Cho, who used the opportunity to come out as […]

Women’s bodies as a recruitment tool in college sports

This weekend marked the beginning of the NCAA basketball season. Unfortunately for many fans of the Louisville Cardinals, the season opening excitement was tainted by recent allegations that the team’s coaches have been using strippers and paid sex as a way to recruit new players—many of whom were still in high school. In response to […]

West Coast: Tell Amnesty you support victims of the sex trade, not their exploiters

Attention residents of the West Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Southwestern states: you have the unique opportunity to tell Amnesty International to reverse its recent support of full decriminalization of the sex trade (including sex-buying, pimping, and brothel owning). The Amnesty International Western Regional Conference is being held this weekend—November 20-22—at the Sheraton Gateway in Los […]

Campaign targeting Phoenix sex buyers shows positive early results

Top Phoenix officials including Mayor Greg Stanton, Co-Chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council Cindy McCain, and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, recently held a press conference celebrating the early success of “Not Worth It,” a sex-trafficking prevention campaign spearheaded by CEASE Phoenix Metro in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoors Americas. The Not Worth It […]

Pimps are criminals—not costumes

Please watch and share this video from a survivor leader with an important message for the Halloween faithful: “Pimps are criminals–not costumes.”

We're abolishing the illegal commercial sex industry by eradicating demand for purchased sex. Learn more »

Deconstructing Demand

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

Understanding Buyers

We must understand the attitudes, backgrounds, and behaviors that prevent some men but allow others to buy sex. Learn more »

Eliminating Demand

A number of successful initiatives, from "john" school to neighborhood action, are combating demand across the country. Learn more »