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Listen Now: Ending Demand to End Sex Trafficking: Does it Work?

For the past decade, the U.S. government has devoted a great deal of attention and resources to combating human trafficking, particularly into the sex sector. Now, policymakers are taking a new look at campaigns to end the demand for sexual services as a way to curtail trafficking. But are such approaches successful?

The Open Society Foundations and the Women and Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law will host an expert panel discussion to explore the available evidence. Are prohibition policies on sex work effective, and what is the impact on marginalized populations.

Talk participants: Noy Thrupkaew, Lisa Kelly, Pye Jakobsson, Andrea Ritchie

Find the audio file here on the Open Society Foundation webpage. 

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  1. Listen Now: Sex Trafficking Myths Reconsidered
  2. Pouring New Wine into Old Bottles: Understanding the Dilemmas of Contemporary Trafficking Work by Alice Miller
  3. “We have the right not to be ‘rescued’…”*: When Anti-Trafficking Programmes Undermine the Health and Well-Being of Sex Workers by Aziza Ahmed
  4. From the International to the Local in Feminist Legal Responses to Rape, Prostitution/Sex Work, and Sex Trafficking: Four Studies in Contemporary Governance Feminism
  5. What’s Wrong with Prostitution? What’s Right with Sex Work? Comparing Markets in Female Sexual Labor by Elizabeth Bernstein