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PRESS RELEASE: New Campaign #TackleDemand for Sex Trafficking Launches for the Super Bowl

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is launching a new awareness campaign with over 20 partners to target demand for sex trafficking at the Super Bowl and beyond.“How do you stop sex trafficking at the Super Bowl? Simple: stop the demand for commercial sex,” said Dawn […]

STATEMENT: Snapchat Improves Policy on Graphic, Risqué Stories

Washington, DC – Monday Snapchat updated its guidelines for Discover publishers to discourage click bait and announced that in February Snapchat will give publishers a tool that allows them to age-gate content, or stop minors from seeing specific content. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) declares this change a victory for those advocating for […]

STATEMENT: Backpage.com Blocks Prostitution Ads in U.S. Under Pressure for Sex Trafficking

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – Backpage.com, a large classified ad website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking, blocked its prostitution ads in the U.S. on Monday under mounting pressure for its role as a facilitator of sex trafficking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) marks this as a modest […]

Statement: Alexa Viral Scandal Exposes Amazon.com’s Reckless Approach to Sexual Harm

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – A video which captured Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, spouting graphic pornographic phrases to a little boy after he requested it to play a song popular with toddlers has gone viral. “This Alexa scandal reveals what the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has already […]

STATEMENT: NCOSE Responds to Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Statement Regarding Its Removal From Marsh Supermarkets Checkout Lanes

Washington DC – Wednesday the National Center in Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) issued a public statement applauding the decision by Marsh Supermarkets—a chain of produce markets and convenience stores with 72 locations in Indiana and Ohio—to remove Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout lanes, and to keep Cosmo out of the direct sight of its customers. Cosmopolitan […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Marsh Supermarkets Shields Patrons from Sexually Explicit Cosmopolitan Magazine

Cosmopolitan Magazine is Harmful to Minors, Says NCOSE Washington DC – Marsh Supermarkets, a chain of produce markets and convenience stores with 72 locations in Indiana and Ohio, has committed to keep Cosmopolitan magazine out of the direct sight of its customers. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation commends the company for its new policy. […]

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STATEMENT: Canadian Parliament Votes to Study Harms of Pornography

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – Last week, the Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons unanimously adopted motion M-47 which was introduced and led by Member of Parliament Arnold Viersen. This measure instructs Canadian federal Standing Committee on Health to undertake a study to examine the public health effects of viewing violent and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Amazon Sells Eroticized Child Nudity Books, Sexualized Baby Products, Sex Trafficking How-to Guides, and More

NCOSE Sends Letter of Concern to Amazon Executives Washington DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) sent a letter to Amazon executives today, expressing grave concern regarding Amazon’s sale and distribution of sexually exploitive and pornographic materials via its online store. “Amazon’s online market caters to sexual predators,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pro-Sexual Exploitation Group Seeks to Fully Decriminalize Prostitution in California

NCOSE Submits Amicus Brief, Argues Prostitution is Sexual Exploitation Washington DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief yesterday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ESPLERP v. Gascón. Twelve other nonprofit organizations working to combat sexual violence and sexual trafficking—many of them led by survivors of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pro-Sexual Exploitation Group Seeks to Fully Decriminalize Prostitution in California

NCOSE Submits Amicus Brief, Argues Prostitution is Sexual Exploitation Washington DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief yesterday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ESPLERP v. Gascón. Twelve other nonprofit organizations working to combat sexual violence and sexual trafficking—many of them led by survivors of […]

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