Chicago Conference on the Demand

CATW October 17, 2003 U.S.

Demand Dynamics Conference was held in Chicago, Illinois, on October 16-17, 2003.

Represented by Dorchen Leidholdt, Meredith McGowan and Barbara Kryszko, CATW participated in the landmark Demand Dynamics Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on October 16-17, 2003. The conference gathered together advocates, experts, and key government officials, to confront and eradicate the demand for women and children in prostitution that fuels the global sex industry.

Recognizing that the crucial force in creating, sustaining, and enlarging the global sex industry is the demand by men for unfettered sexual use of women and girls in prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation, Captive Daughters, a Los Angeles-based NGO in conjunction with DePaul University’s International Human Rights Law Institute, organized this much-needed conference. Leading US experts on trafficking and prostitution discussed how prostitution perpetrators find their victims, the harms they cause to women and girls used by them, and concrete measures that can be taken to stop men from brutally consuming women and girls for the sex of prostitution. Please see CATW’s 2003 Annual Report for the full details of this conference.