What Is "Demand" in the Context of Trafficking in Persons?

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Urban Justice Center, Network of Sex Work Projects, and Prostitutes of New York (PONY)
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2005

“Demand” is a current buzzword among some anti-trafficking activists, in which they argue that demand for sex work drives trafficking in persons, and that arresting clients who patronize sex workers will reduce the problem. However, demand for sex work is not a predominant driving factor for trafficking, which is driven by poverty, race, and gender inequities.

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