Demand Abolition

Demand Abolition is committed to eradicating the illegal commercial sex industry combating the demand for purchased sex. Recognizing that it takes sustained efforts and significant collaboration to establish lasting change, Demand Abolition is spearheading a multi-year, multi-stakeholder national strategy.

Demand Abolition's flagship program, The CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), is a collaboration of 12 pioneering cities committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation by reducing demand for paid sex. These cities are innovating, testing, and sharing the best strategies to deter and disrupt people from buying sex. The program is identifying and advocating for demand-reduction interventions that are respectful, pragmatic, sustainable, and effective. Working closely with an active network of criminal justice professionals, survivors, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, corporate leaders, philanthropists, and media representatives, Demand Abolition serves as the nexus of information on policies and practices on demand reduction.

AEquitas is committed to working together with Demand Abolition and The CEASE Network on the development of resources as well as the provision of technical assistance and trainings on demand reduction.

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