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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.

Speakers

Joseph Prud’Homme, Ph.D

Director, Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture

Washington College

Popular Culture and the Sexual Commodification of the Male Body: Problems and Solutions

Kevin Malone

President

US Institute Against Human Trafficking

The Sex Trafficking of Boys, Lack of Services Available, and Significance of Gay / Transgender Youth

Tom Jones

Founder and Director

The H.O.P.E Project

The Silent Brotherhood: Engaging the Issues of Sexually Exploited Boys and Men in America

Carol Smolenski

Executive Director and Co-Founder

ECPAT-USA

And Boys Too: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys in the US

Alexander Rhodes

Founder

NoFap

How Internet pornography is impacting a generation of young men

Mary Anne Layden, PhD

Director - Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program Center for Cognitive Therapy

Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania

A price too great; a damage too deep: The impact of pornography on boys and men

Geoffrey Rogers

CEO

US Institute Against Human Trafficking

The Sex Trafficking of Boys, Lack of Services Available, and Significance of Gay / Transgender Youth

Haley Halverson

Director of Advocacy and Outreach

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Turning on the Light: Why Male Exploitation Needs To Be Addressed

Resources

Resources and articles from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

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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Historic Press Conference: Addressing Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

This is the historic first press conference in Washington D.C. solely dedicated to addressing the web of sexual exploitation harming boys and men.   For too long, male sexual exploitation victims have been overlooked. Politicians, NGOs, and society at large have all failed to adequately address the experiences of boys and men involving sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual […]

American Conservative Magazine: Casting New Light on Sexual Exploitation of Men and Boys

By Emile Doak, September 12, 2017 The term ‘sexual exploitation’ tends to conjure notions of young girls being taken, a la the Liam Neeson movie franchise, into sexual slavery. This sort of sexual exploitation is indeed a massive problem worldwide, including here in the United States. And while there is still much work to do to end […]

The American Conservative

Townhall: Advocates Raise Awareness about the Hidden and Ignored Suffering of Male Sex Trafficking Victims

By Loretta Brown, September 7, 2017 Washington, D.C. – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking held a historic press conference at the National Press Club Thursday to kick off the first ever symposium on the sexual exploitation harming boys and men. The government, NGOs, and society at […]

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Sexual Exploitation: The Story of Two Boys

This is the story of two boys – one named Tim and the other, “Charlotte.” TIM Tim, from the UK, got addicted to internet porn at a young age. He contacted me on our Facebook page three years ago and just said, “HELP! I am addicted to pornography; my life is ruined and I tried […]

Boys and Men Suffer, Too. It’s Time to Give Them a Voice.

Two years ago, I spoke at a press conference on the sexual objectification of girls through mainstream mediums like Cosmopolitan Magazine. I returned to the office high on adrenaline from a successful and well-covered event and then got two calls that changed my perspective greatly. THE PHONE CALLS The first was a young man in […]