Who We Are

Mike Pinkney
Denise Ritchie
Rob Kilpatrick
Sarah Shepherd
Mike Shaw

Stop Demand, New Zealand is governed by a Board of Trustees. The trusteescome froma range of professional backgrounds relevant to Stop Demand'svision and work. Stop Demand has no political or religious affiliations. Its trustees represent a spectrum of political and spiritual views but are united in their vision, to end sexual violence, sexual exploitation and sexual denigration of women and children.

To find our moreabout us, our skills andour roles click here.


Our Vision

Stop Demand's vision is for a world free of sexual violence, sexual exploitation and sexual denigration.


Our point of difference

There are many organisations working to help women and children ensnared in the global sex trade (prostitution, strip clubs, sex tourism, pornography, trafficking, etc.).  However, as with all trades demand drives supply.  Stop Demand's point of difference is that it works to stop the demand that fuels the supply.  

Stop Demand works to identify, challenge and seek a shift in attitudes and beliefs that underpin and sustain all forms of sexual violence, sexual exploitation and sexual denigration of women and children. 

Stop Demand's key platform is education - through public awareness raising, calling for local and global action, co-ordinating campaigns, mobilising the community in particular the male community, media engagement, and collaborating with governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Our Founder & Speaker

A Convention or special event coming up?  Want a speaker who will challenge, provoke, inspire?

Ideal for:

• Men in leadership
• Men's groups

• Women's groups
• Youth

A vibrant key note speaker, Stop Demand's founder Denise Ritchie has addressed audiences ranging in size from 30 to 3,000+.  She draws on a range of topical and often polarising issues that touch all communities - pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual violence, to widespread cultures spanning locker rooms to corporate boardrooms. 

Denise is a captivating speaker who challenges, provokes and inspires audiences to become part of a positive movement for change.

Stop Demand was set up in 2003.  Its history however goes back much further.

Our Successes and Credibility

Stop Demand's successes in raising awareness and educating, to bring about change, include:  

While it has no political affiliations, Stop Demand's work has been recognised, and commended, by politicians across the political divide (see Parliamentary debate). Its work has also been acknowledged by the current New Zealand Prime Minister John Key - see Prime Minister's statement.


Our Legal Structure


Stop Demand Foundation is a non-profit, incorporated charitable trust.  It is administered under a Deed of Trust.

Stop Demand has a local and global focus.  It is registered as a charitable entity under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005 (Registration Number CC30599).

Further details about Stop Demand can be found on the charities register held on the New Zealand Charities Commission website www.charities.govt.nz



Our Donors and Sponsors

Current Funding

Stop Demand's work is made possible only through the fantastic support it receives from supporters, donors and sponsors.  A huge THANK YOU to our:

  • Individual donors - Regular and one-off donors are vital to our work.  
  • Funding bodies - ASB Community Trust, Auckland Council, COGS (Community Organisation Grants Scheme), and Good Shepherd Sisters.
  • Sponsors - Website host and developer Datum Connect Limited and Internet service provider Watchdog Corporation Limited.



Future Funding

Like many not-for-profit organisations, Stop Demand operates on a tight budget, is always under-funded and is always looking for future funding sources.
If you would like to support our work by way of a regular donation, a one-off donation, or a bequest, you can do so here

Thank you!