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Sexual Exploitation & Sex Buyers-"The Demand"


The purchasers of sex from exploited individuals remain invisible and operate with impunity.  Sex Buyers fuel prostitution, all forms of sexual exploitation, including human trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC). Buyers remain criminally invisible, their lives continue after using countless women, men and children for their own sexual gratification. They return to employment, their homes, their wives unscathed, without criminal penalities and carry on with their lives.  

In order stop human trafficking and sexual exploitatation, we must appropriately criminalize those who fuel it.  


The Harms: Listen to exited Survivors

The harms, violence and death of exploited individuals perpatrated by the purchasers of sex often go unnoticed or ignored.  Listening to exited Survivors will enlighten society, policymakers and others of the fact that prostitution is not a victimless crime and in fact, a violation of human rights guaranted by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 


Letter to Amnesty International-USA from Autumn Burris on proposed decriminalization policies. Please click here to read the Letter. 


Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment

SPACE stands for ‘Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment’. We call for enlightenment because before we can expect social change, prostitution must be recognised for the abuse that it is. SPACE is committed both to raising the public’s consciousness of the harm of prostitution and to lobbying governments to do something about it.

Please click here for more info.:  S.P.A.C.E. International 




Research, Readings & Media:


Katie Couric Show:  Human Trafficking: One Survivor's Story


Comparing Sex Buyers to Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”  Farley, et al


The Swedish Law That Prohibits the Purchase of Sexual Services: Best Practices for Prevention of Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings, GUNILLA EKBERG, Ministry of Industry, Employment, and Communications


Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty by Kathleen Barry, 2012


Georgia's Not Buying It Campaign








Dear John written by Nicole Bell, Survivor Leader

Artist: Christine Stark.
Copyright © Christine Stark. All Rights Reserved.
This is a man’s face over a prostituted woman, from her perspective.

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