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DEMAND. : A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States


Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Shared Hope International (SHI) investigated the commercial sex markets in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States – Atlanta, Las Vegas and Washington, DC.

The DEMAND. report and documentary reveal for the first time, the sophisticated business model behind sex trafficking and tourism, exposing the buyers who bring demand, the traffickers and recruiters who supply the victims, and the facilitators that feed the market. DEMAND. shows that the only way to impede the commercial sex markets and the sexual exploitation of women and children is to tackle demand and stop buyers from buying.

Victims and survivors of sex trafficking, pimps, traffickers, buyers, law enforcement agents, NGO representatives and policy makers speak to the truths behind the thin veneer of legitimacy of the sex industry. DEMAND. reveals these truths and exposes the role of demand in fueling the sex tourism and trafficking markets at work in these four countries and around the world.

The results of these extensive investigations have been compiled into the report DEMAND: Download your copy here:


* Executive Summary
* Methodology
* Introduction
* Country Narrative - Jamaica
* Country Narrative - The Netherlands
* Country Narrative - United States
* Country Narrative - Japan
* Recommendations to Fight Demand

You'll also find the explosive documentary film released with the report, featuring investigative footage of the dark and hidden world of sex traffickers, pimps and buyers. DEMAND. exposes the men who buy commercial sex, the vulnerable women and children sold as commodities, and the facilitators of the sale within the marketplace of exploitation.

Shared Hope International offers this free resource in a 45-minute full version, a 16-minute condensed version and a 2-minute Sneak Preview:


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