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#MeToo Should Generate Concrete Solutions

It took the Weinstein scandal, a big Hollywood producer with accusers who are well-known Hollywood actresses and models, to lead to his shameful downfall and generate a national conversation about sexual assault. Part of that conversation is the rapidly growing social media trend: #MeToo, which over half a million women have posted on social media […]

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Julie Bindel on Why Fully Decriminalized Prostitution Hurts Women

The full “decriminalization” model for prostitution only exists today in New Zealand. According to British abolitionist, journalist, and author Julie Bindel, “It is the Wild West. If you remove police intervention from pimping, brothel owning, and trafficking, of course that’s what you get.” Bindel joined NCOSE Vice President Lisa Thompson this week to discuss why […]

Julie Bindel Discusses the Harms of Decriminalization

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo & Moving Forward

Dr. John Foubert has been in the movement to end sexual violence for 25 years. He’s an academic who has written seven books on that topic and another on the harms of pornography. It’s no surprise, then, that I wanted to see what he thought of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resultant #MeToo grassroots […]

Dr. John Foubert on Harvey Weinstein and ending sexual assault.

Issue: Pornography Harms

Trueman Goes to Rome: Child Dignity in the Digital World

World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World During an extraordinary opportunity to spread NCOSE’s message on a global scale, our President Patrick Trueman traveled to Rome for the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World on October 6. The purpose of the Congress was to recognize that there is an unprecedented […]

Patrick Trueman with Pope Francis in Rome

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Amazon, Stop Turning a Blind Eye to the Sexual Harms You Promote

In the wake of Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein scandal, Amazon Studio’s Chief Roy Price was suspended yesterday following allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by a producer for Amazon Studios. Corporate leaders create corporate culture. If the people at the top are engaging in sexual harassment, or other forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, it […]

NCOSE Trainings in Hawaii Helped Pave the Way to New Government Resource on Trafficking

Earlier this past September, NCOSE’s very own Vice President of Research and Education, Lisa Thompson, traveled to Hawaii to speak at a statewide training titled “Understanding and Recognizing Trafficking in Persons”. This week-long training series was hosted by Representative Andria Tupola and the partnership of Hawaii’s State Department of Health and Department of Human Services. […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

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 […]

Issue: Sexual Violence

Man viewed child porn at Batavia library, prosecutors charge – Buffalo News

Originally published Oct. 4, 2017 in The Buffalo News Typically, a man arrested for child pornography possession is forced to give up his private laptop or phone. In Robert Roy Richmond’s case, the computer he is accused of using is located in the Batavia Public Library. Richmond, a Batavia resident, was scheduled to appear Wednesday […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Defend Dignity, Ending Sexual Exploitation in Canada

I recently had the chance to catch up with our friend and ally, Glendyne Gerrard, of Defend Dignity in Canada.  Defend Dignity has a campaign called “Choose Change” modeled after our Dirty Dozen List, in which they identify organizations and entities that facilitate sexual exploitation through their policies. In one of their recent Choose Change victories, […]

Glendyne Gerrard of Defend Dignity in Canada

Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

Ashley Judd and several other women have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment over the course of several decades. Following a New York Times report detailing the allegations, Weinstein issued an apology, but subsequently threatened to sue the newspaper for what he and his attorney characterized as defamatory statements based on hearsay. Hollywood […]

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