22 Years of End Demand: The Evidence is in

Pictured: Protesters in France fight the introduction of the Nordic Model in the country.

It doesn’t change whether people trade sex — It Changes the Conditions under which people trade sex

Reports of Violence Go Up

No Change in the Size of the Sex Trade

No Changes in Trafficking of Workers

We have evidence. Lets use it.

  1. While seven countries have passed these regimes, only five are included in this paper. While Iceland passed the law on paper, it was never funded and therefore, never implemented and so the impact cannot be assessed. Israel criminalized the purchase of sex in 2019 and went into effect in 2020, therefore data on its impact is not yet available. For a discussion on the bill’s challenges from Israeli news, including two advocates who have opposing views on the bill but share critiques on implementation, watch here.
  2. Many of the reports on the impact on the ban’s passage in Norway exclusively used the term “Nigerian” to describe racialized sex workers of the African diaspora. It was not clear from reports why Nigerian was exclusively used, or how they identified the women as exclusively Nigerian.

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