Applying a human rights and gender equality-based approach
to ending sex trafficking

Our Goals

End the trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls

Advocate for legislation that criminalizes the demand for commercial sex that fuels sex trafficking, and decriminalizes women in prostitution (Nordic Model)

Campaigns

Canada: Supporting the human rights of people in prostitution through Bill C-36

With its adoption of legislation very close to the Nordic Model of laws, Canada is better positioned to protect the human rights of people in prostitution and to improve its ability to prevent the future exploitation of people in the commercial sex industry.

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European Union: Promoting the Nordic Model of laws to end sex trafficking

We continue to make the link between the commercial sex trade and sex trafficking, based on our years of experience working with survivors and policy makers.

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United Nations: Ensuring that UN policies comply with international law

By elevating the issue among UN agencies and member states, we helped build momentum on the need to address exploitation and violence in the commercial sex trade, and highlighted the fact that UN policies were not in alignment with international law — particularly concerning demand.

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United States: Advocating for the New York State Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act

Thousands of children are trafficked in New York State every year, but the sellers and buyers of these children are rarely held accountable.

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United States: Advocating for the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

The introduction of the JVTA was an important step towards changing the culture of impunity for buyers of sex.

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