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Sex Trafficking

HOW TO END COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Donor Direct Action promotes the Equality Model of prostitution legislation, which decriminalizes prostituted women and girls and invests in exit strategies for survivors to leave the sex trade while penalizing pimps, brothel-owners, profiteers and sex buyers. Variously known as the Equality Model, Swedish/Nordic Model, and partial decriminalization, this approach was first spearheaded by Sweden in 1999 and has steadily gained traction since. The Equality Model has been adopted by Canada, France, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

79%

of human trafficking victims are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation

99.4%

of sex trafficking victims are women and girls.

$99B

is generated in illegal profits from commercial sexual exploitation globally each year

“The idea of prostitution as sex work is insulting offensive nonsense. What was happening to us in the brothels and red light zones wasn’t work or anything remotely resembling work. It was compensated sexual violation. That is how we experienced it. That is how we lived it. That is what we suffered from.”

| Rachel Moran, Founder of SPACE International, Survivor Leader

THE GLORIA STEINEM EQUALITY FUND TO END SEX TRAFFICKING

Launched in 2018, Donor Direct Action’s Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking supports front line women’s rights activists who promote and advocate for the adoption of the Equality Model. Co-convened with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and SPACE International, the Equality Fund currently has 10 grantees from Argentina, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Nepal, South Africa, and South Korea.

Donate to the Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End  Sex Trafficking

Our Co-Convenors

Get to know our hardworking co-convenors who are each doing their part to end sex trafficking across the globe. We proudly support these organizations and their missions. Donations that go directly to these organizations can be made on their individual partner page.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is one of the oldest international organizations working to end the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls.

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SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution – Abuse Calling for Enlightenment) was formed to give voice to women who have survived the abusive reality of prostitution.

Our Grantees

Get to know our hardworking grantees who are each doing their part to end sex trafficking across the globe. We proudly support these organizations and their missions. Donations that go directly to these organizations can be made on their individual partner page.

Embrace dignity

Embrace Dignity is a South African organization established in 2010 by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, to fight prostitution, sexual exploitation, and other forms of commercial sex through the adoption of the Equality Model.

marta centre

Marta Centre the only women’s rights organization in Latvia provides professional, social, legal and psychological services to individuals who have been victims of violence and human trafficking

KAFA

KAFA is a Lebanese non-profit organization seeking to create a society free of social, economic and legal structures that discriminate against women.

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National Solidarity

National Solidarity Against Sexual Exploitation of Women is a national network against commercial sexual exploitation in South Korea.

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MAITI Nepal

MAITI Nepal was founded in 1993 to protect Nepali girls and women from domestic violence, human trafficking, child prostitution, child labor and various other forms of exploitation and torture.

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SOLWODI

SOLWODI campaigns for the rights of foreign women in Germany including victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution, forced marriage or other forms of violence.

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AMADH

AMADH is an Argentinian survivor-led organization that fights for the rights of women in prostitution and considers commercial sexual exploitation a form of gender-based violence.

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Stigamot

Stigamot is an Icelandic organization that promotes the Swedish Equality Model and supports survivors of sexual violence and commercial sexual exploitation.

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Apne Aap

Apne Aap Women Worldwide is a grassroots Indian organization that empowers marginalized girls and women to resist and end sex trafficking.

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Resistenza Femminista

Resistenza Femminista combats patriarchy, capitalism, prostitution, the commercial sex industry, trafficking and gender stereotypes in Italy.

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