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Report of NCOSE’s 2017 Efforts to Defend Dignity

To my dear allies and friends in this fight, I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

2017 Progress Against Mainstream Facilitation of Sexual Exploitation

We are heartened and encouraged by the progress we have made with your support. Here is some of NCOSE’s notable progress from 2017:   Twitter Blocked Blatant Searches for Pornographic Photos and Videos In March, 2017 Twitter—a member of the Dirty Dozen List—changed its platform so that when users type in hashtags or keywords traditionally associated […]

Louisiana is the 5th State to Formally Recognize Public Health Harms of Pornography

This summer, Louisiana joined Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Arkansas in formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. Louisiana passed a state resolution declaring pornography a public health hazard for children. This resolution differs in language from the model resolution the National Center on Sexual Exploitation produced yet it maintains important themes recognizing pornography’s […]

Louisiana pornography public health

Issue: Pornography Harms

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

In September, NCOSE’s Vice President and Director of Research and Education Lisa Thompson travelled to Hawaii to speak at a statewide training series titled “Understanding and Recognizing Trafficking in Persons.” This week of events was hosted by state Representative Andria Tupola in partnership with Hawaii’s State Department of Health and Department of Human Services. This […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

Florida Proposes State Resolution Declaring Porn a Public Health Crisis

State Representative Ross Spano has proposed a state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. The proposal states that: “The public health crisis created by pornography and acknowledges the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change to protect the citizens of this state.” This is a great step forward! Already Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee, and […]

florida porn public health crisis

Issue: Pornography Harms

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 […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Thank This Tech Company for Standing Against Online Sex Trafficking

Oracle, a multinational computer technology corporation, became the very first major tech company to publicly support Congressional efforts to amend the Communications Decency Act Section 230, which currently allows broad immunity to websites facilitating sex trafficking. While many companies and activists in the technology industry have opposed these efforts, Oracle has taken a stand for […]

Communications Decency Act

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 […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Cosmopolitan Magazine

UPDATE: VICTORY! Moms speaking out against Amazon selling Erotica Book with Child on Cover

Update 11:00 pm: After one day of social media madness, Mama on a Mission led lots of other upset mothers (myself included) to send complaints to Amazon. IT WORKED! They removed the post. The author has even removed all images and promotion of the book from her websites, too. Together, we can make a difference […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

VICTORY! Disney to remove sex trafficking scene in Pirates of the Caribbean Rides

Disney is finally recognizing the need to stop joking about and glamorizing human sex trafficking. They announced that they will remove the scene in the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride where women are tied up, crying, and are being auctioned off while men are jeering at them, yelling “We wants the redhead!” The National Center […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

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