Author: Demand Abolition

GQ: Can we “cure” the men who pay for sex?

GQ: Can we “cure” the men who pay for sex?

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This GQ feature examines Peter Qualliotine’s program for convicted sex buyers in Seattle. Peter is co-founder of the Seattle-based Organization for Prostitution Survivors and one of our CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) coordinators.

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Victims Recovered and Hundreds Arrested in California Anti-Trafficking Operation

Victims Recovered and Hundreds Arrested in California Anti-Trafficking Operation

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

California law enforcement and the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force arrested hundreds of men, and rescued dozens of sex trafficking victims during the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” initiative.

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CBS: Who’s buying sex in Massachusetts and how can they be stopped?

Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Media Coverage

Dhakir Warren, Senior Social Innovation Manager for Demand Abolition, speaks with Louisa Moller of WBZ-TV about online sex trafficking in Massachusetts.

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Major win in the fight against online sex trafficking

Major win in the fight against online sex trafficking

Posted by on October 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Backpage.com CEO is arrested on several felony pimping charges.

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John Schools: A practical, cost-effective way to reduce demand

John Schools: A practical, cost-effective way to reduce demand

Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Success Stories, Uncategorized

One of the most promising tactics to reducing demand is sending convicted sex buyers to “john schools.”

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“Jammin’ the Johns” in Phoenix

“Jammin’ the Johns” in Phoenix

Posted by on September 6, 2016 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

CEASE Phoenix Metro, with the City of Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, launched a successful law enforcement initiative targeting would-be sex-buyers.

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Drake’s new hit sends the wrong message

Drake’s new hit sends the wrong message

Posted by on August 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Drake and DJ Khaled’s latest hit, “For Free,” sends a dangerous message about the commodification of sex.

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Bipartisan call for full implementation of Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

Bipartisan call for full implementation of Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is a year old. But many in congress say more can be done to ensure it is being used to its full potential.

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My experience in the sex trade had nothing to do with choice

My experience in the sex trade had nothing to do with choice

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Media Coverage

Survivor Audrey Morrissey: “I know there are some women who say they do this willingly… Maybe that’s their truth, but that’s not mine.”

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Massachusetts leaders take a stand against sex-buying

Massachusetts leaders take a stand against sex-buying

Posted by on April 20, 2016 in CEASE Network, News, Uncategorized

Top MA officials work together to stop employees from buying sex

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Demand Abolition partners with Attorney General Healey

Demand Abolition partners with Attorney General Healey

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in Media Coverage

I am very proud to have shared a stage with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey a true leader in the fight against demand.

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Ending the sex trade starts with holding buyers accountable

Ending the sex trade starts with holding buyers accountable

Posted by on February 9, 2016 in CEASE Network

Survivor leader on why sex trafficking and prostitution are intrinsically linked.

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