The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)  is a partner to the project entitled, “Disrupt Demand – Study examining campaign strategies in Member States to Introduce legislative measures to discourage demand for sex trafficking“. This project is designed to support efforts to prevent human trafficking for sexual exploitation (TSE) by reducing demand, through researching successful strategies involving legal changes, and fostering cooperation among key stakeholders. Campaigns in the project countries, targeting demand by users of sex services, had major impacts on creating public awareness of sex trafficking, gaining a review of anti-trafficking laws and achieving strong legal models deterring that actions of users.

Coordinator:  The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI)

Partners:  Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Cyprus (MIGS)Klaipeda Social and Psychological Services Center’s  in Lithuania, Mouvement du Nid (MdN) in France,  Institute for Feminism and Human Rights (IFHR) in Sweden, and Exit – off prostitution in Finland.

The objective of the project is to reduce demand fueling TSE, as a way of prevention, by mapping and researching legal changes to that effect, sharing information on successful campaigning elements that achieved the legal change, and resulted in activities that fostered cooperation among key stakeholders.

Key activities will include:

  • Production of a comparative research report on the