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

Join the fight to hold buyers accountable for the harm they cause.

New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

The NCAA has taken a useful step against sexual violence on campus by requiring coaches and athletes to complete a course each year on its prevention. But there’s a glaring omission: the new policy makes no mention of prostitution, a notorious form of sexual abuse.

Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

Members of Congress are writing smarter laws that address the problem at its roots

Interesting findings and alternative interpretations from “Mapping the Demand: Sex Buyers in Minnesota”

New study of sex buyers in Minnesota

Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage

We are thankful to Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Tom Carper (D-RI) for their leadership in the exhaustive investigation of Backpage.com’s role in facilitating online sex trafficking, and their clarion call for the Department of Justice to proceed with a criminal investigation.

Go after buyers of sex services

The Tribune Star published this letter to the editor by Alex Trouteaud, our director of public policy and research, on July 12, 2017.

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 »