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.
of human trafficking victims are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation
of sex trafficking victims are women and girls.
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
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.
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.
National Solidarity Against Sexual Exploitation of Women is a national network against commercial sexual exploitation in South Korea.
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.
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.
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.
Stigamot is an Icelandic organization that promotes the Swedish Equality Model and supports survivors of sexual violence and commercial sexual exploitation.
Apne Aap Women Worldwide is a grassroots Indian organization that empowers marginalized girls and women to resist and end sex trafficking.
Resistenza Femminista combats patriarchy, capitalism, prostitution, the commercial sex industry, trafficking and gender stereotypes in Italy.