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No Buyers, No Business. Combatting Human Trafficking by Targeting the Demand

Monday, January 23, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Description:

At this program, you'll learn:

  • The role of demand reduction in combatting commercial sexual exploitation.
  • The scope of the issue of commercial exploitation in Boston.
  • Local efforts deployed by CEASE Boston to combat demand.
  • The role prosecutorial innovation can play in support of efforts to increase the consequential penalties for the purchase of illegal commercial sex by buyers.

Speakers from Demand Abolition and the Boston Police Department will be on hand to discuss their work with CEASE Boston, an organization partnering with the Mayor's Office and BPD to combat sexual exploitation.

Demand Abolition is committed to eradicating the illegal commercial sex industry in the US—and, by extension, the world—by combating the demand for purchased sex. They are catalyzing social change to reflect the dignity of all people, insisting that an inherent human right is that no person can be bought or sold.

Speakers will discuss the multi-year, multi-stakeholder national strategy, and the network of criminal justice professionals, survivors, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, corporate leaders, philanthropists, and media representatives who are serving as the nexus of information on policies and practices. The strategy of Demand Action is identifying and advocating for demand-reduction interventions that are respectful, pragmatic, sustainable, and effective.


 

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Contact:

Cassandra Shavney
cshavney@bostonbar.org

 

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