Public Policy & Advocacy

Become an Advocate

None of the women that Thistle Farms serves ended up on the streets by themselves. By addressing the root causes of commercial sexual exploitation, we can change the systems that commoditize, criminalize, and abuse women.

Policy Priorities

The web of systems can seem daunting. With a focused approach to impact, we believe we will create change.

Vulnerabilities and Sexual Exploitation

Addressing the systems that commodify the marginalized and vulnerable. 

Normalization of the Sex Trade

Normalization emboldens buyers to enter the market and increases trafficking to meet buyer demand. 

Availability and Accessibility of Services

Mitigating the harms and impacts of sexual exploitation, accessible services must be universally available.

Impacts of Criminalization on Survivors

Decriminalizing survivors in increments - in ways that protect survivors and hold traffickers and buyers accountable.

Justice and Accountability

From traffickers, to buyers, to corporations who profit - we believe increased accountability will provide survivors more pathways to justice. 

Love Is The Most Powerful Force For Change In The World

We want to address the root causes of commercial sexual exploitation. We want to rise up against systems that commoditize, criminalize, and abuse women.

Together, we can make the world safer and more just.