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For too long, male sexual exploitation victims have been overlooked. The media, politicians, and society at large have all failed to adequately address the experiences of boys and men involving sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual objectification, or early childhood exposure to pornography. As a result, countless men and boys suffer in silence without receiving the appropriate services for recovery.

A historic press conference was held September 7, 2017 to call attention to this underrepresented crisis.

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation also presented a critical  National Symposium on September 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking

This National Symposium serves to shed a light on the victimization of boys and men, in order to bring these problems out of the shadows. [Video Coming Soon]

The complex web of sexual exploitation cannot be dismantled until every survivor has a voice.

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Resources and articles from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Disturbing School Incident Suggests Influence of Pornography

WARNING: This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Angela Helm, writing for The Root, recently reported an incident of simulated sexual assault by white boys against black boys at a Henrico County, Virginia, middle school. Black members of the Short Pump middle school football team were pinned down by white […]

Allegations Against Kevin Spacey Show #MeToo is About Males Too

Netflix announced it would suspend production of the sixth season of “House of Cards” until the company has had “time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” following allegations that the shows lead actor, Kevin Spacey, has sexually assaulted numerous male victims over the years. The allegations […]

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Boys and Men Are Victims of Sexual Abuse Too

Today, I joined EWTN’s Teresa Tomeo for her show, Catholic Connection, to discuss the sexual exploitation of boys and men, both in Hollywood and across the nation.  Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, we have heard primarily heard about female victims of sexual abuse and harassment. However, we cannot forget that boys and men are also […]

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Terry Crews Highlights Male Abuse In Light of Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Producer Harvey Weinstein has recently been confronted with allegations of sexually harassing women in Hollywood. A torrent of women have begun stepping forward to acknowledge their stories of how Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them and abused his power. Tragically, stories of men in high power positions exploiting women are not unusual in our society. But […]

boys and men are victims too, terry crews reminds us

Tom Jones Survived Sex Trafficking. Here’s His Message.

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we work tirelessly to end sexual exploitation and to expose the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. But nothing we can say can move hearts or inspire concrete action like Tom Jones’ heart-wrenching but triumphant testimony given at our national symposium here in our nation’s Capital. Tom […]

Tom Jones Trafficking Survivor

Haley Halverson Joins EWTN to Discuss Amending the CDA

Last night, our Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach Haley Halverson joined EWTN News Nightly and host Lauren Ashburn to discuss the sexual exploitation of boys and men.  She also explained what Congress can do to help prevent the sex trafficking of children and adults online. Responding to a question about the alarming rates of sexual exploitation of boys in […]

Haley Halverson on EWTN

Progress: First Edition Research Summary and 3 Key Events on the Exploitation of Boys and Men

I wanted to share some exciting news with you: we are generating a massive and much-needed shift in the way our movement addresses the sexual exploitation of boys and men. Male victims of sexual exploitation, sexual violence, sex trafficking, childhood exposure to pornography, and other sexual harms are virtually voiceless today. They are suffering alone […]

A Pivotal New Goal: Shedding Light on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

As our movement works to end sexual exploitation, we must not forget the sexual exploitation of boys and men.  Male victims of sexual abuse, violence, trafficking and more are suffering right here in America today.  And their suffering matters. That is why we are working as a movement and launching concerted efforts — from public […]

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