End Demand Illinois (EDI) is a multi-year, statewide campaign to transform our community's response to prostitution.
We are seeking to end the routine arrest and re-arrest of people impacted by the sex trade. We advocate for new laws and resources to allow law enforcement to begin arresting, charging, and prosecuting pimps, traffickers, and customers (johns) who create the demand for the sex trade.
Founded in 2009, the End Demand Illinois campaign is working toward the following goals:
- Goal 1: Traffickers, pimps, and the people who buy commercial sex are held accountable for their crimes and are deterred from future trafficking and prostitution offenses.
- Goal 2: Prostituted and trafficked people receive comprehensive, specialized supportive services to address their complex needs and provide meaningful alternatives to prostitution.
- Goal 3: Illinois residents, elected officials, policy makers, and opinion leaders are educated about the realities of prostitution and trafficking and are moved to take action against demand and end sexual exploitation