This free, online event was held on November 18, 2008, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.
Event description: Every year, domestic and foreign-born victims are trafficked into local prostitution markets to be sold and exploited. In the United States, state governments and local authorities have implemented demand-reduction programs like "john schools" and public awareness campaigns illustrating strict penalties for sexual exploitation. In Sweden, a law was passed in 1999 criminalizing the purchase of a sexual service and was the first attempt by a country to address the buyer in the equation.
The webinar was moderated by Michael Shively with panelists Donna Hughes, Sgt. Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Stephanie Davis. This online conference focused on the best practices to combat the demand of sex trafficking.