To understand the abolitionist view in fighting sex trafficking, it is important to understand the Nordic Model.
What is the Nordic Model?
The Nordic Model (sometimes known as the Sex Buyer Law, or theSwedish, Abolitionist, or Equality Model) is an approach to prostitution that has been adopted in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Ireland and Israel. It has several elements:
Exodus Cry explains the reality of prostitution as not being a choice, but an abuse of people’s needs that forces them into prostitution. “Prostitution preys on the most vulnerable in our society, coercing individuals through life circumstances to trade sex for the hope of a better life. Or to simply survive. “
Does full decriminalization or legalization of prostitution makes it safer and decrees the numbers of sex trafficking? According to Exodus Cry, countries that implemented full decriminalization or legalization witnessed increase in sex trafficking numbers as it “fuels the demand for men to buy sex, but there are never enough women to meet that demand.”