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Ending Demand to End Sex Trafficking: Does it Work?

Organizer(s): Open Society Foundations in collaboration with Women and the Law Program at The American University

April 12, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
OSF Offices
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

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 Unviersity 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?

Moderator: Gara LaMarche, former President and CEO, Atlantic Philanthropies

Panelists: Pye Jakobsson, Expert Consultant, Harm Reduction International, and founder of Rose Alliance Lisa Kelly, S.J.D. candidate, Harvard Law School Andrea Ritchie, Director, Streetwise & Safe, and former Director, Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center Noy Thrupkaew, journalist and Open Society Fellow

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Only Grantmakers Invited? No

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector

Focus(es): Focus on Transgender People

Topic(s): Anti-Violence, Civil/Human Rights, Health, HIV/AIDS, Immigration