Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Network

Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network is a collaboration of pioneering cities committed to ending the exploitation caused by prostitution and sex trafficking by stopping the demand for paid sex.

No buyers, no business.

CEASE Network’s holistic approach involves people from multiple sectors of the local community, including survivor leaders, law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and others.

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How Do We Reduce Demand?

Hold Buyers Accountable

Deter Potential Buyers

Engage Allies and Public Institutions

Successes

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

Posted by on November 25, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

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.” – […]

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, Events, News, Success Stories

 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).

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Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This in-depth report examines Peter Qualliotine’s “Stopping Sexual Exploitation” class for men who have been convicted of sex buying in Seattle. Read the story »

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