Demand Abolition

Ambassador Hunt is working to end sex trafficking and other prostitution by putting the focus on sex buyers. When they stop buying, the system of degradation collapses.


CNN highlights Ambassador Swanee Hunt’s Mission to Stop Sex Trafficking

CNN International broadcast a poignant three-minute profile of Ambassador Swanee Hunt, highlighting her mission to end commercial sexual exploitation by confronting the driving force behind sex- trafficking: the men who choose to buy sex. The profile promoted the CNN Freedom Project’s hour-long TV special, “Fight for Freedom: Confronting Modern-Day Slavery,” which was broadcast on CNN


Swanee Hunt Participates in CNN’s Fight for Freedom: Confronting Modern-Day Slavery Forum

Five human trafficking experts, including Demand Abolition’s Founder and Chair Swanee Hunt, addressed a packed crowd last night for the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, “Fight for Freedom: Confronting Modern-Day Slavery, at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. One of the world’s premier arenas for political speech and debate, the JFK Forum presented the perfect backdrop for a discussion about this crucial but incredibly complex issue.


Video: Boston Human Trafficking Summit 2014

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ambassador Swanee Hunt announced a joint initiative between the City of Boston and Demand Abolition to reduce the demand for prostitution by targeting buyers instead of victims.


Video: SMU Symposium on trafficking

After receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern Methodist University, Swanee hosts a symposium on the importance of ending demand for human trafficking.


Deconstructing Demand

Swanee Hunt pens an article in the Brown Journal of World Affairs to explain the need for eradicating the demand for illegally purchased sex.

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