The Problem

What Is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a broad term used to encompass experiences of rape, sexual coercion, assault, harassment, abuse, and more. Tragically, countless men and women of all ages live in light of these experiences.

Further, pop culture, whether in the form of movies, television or advertisements, regularly normalizes and even glamorizes sexual violence. Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to sexual violence.

NCOSE Campaigns

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

hbo

HBO is increasingly producing shows like Game of Thrones, and more, that feature extreme scenes of gratuitous nudity, sex, and sexual violence. HBO is portraying sexual violence as mere entertainment.

Updates

Training Ground for Abuse? Sexual Assault Reports Are Increasing at Two Military Academies

According to a report by the Department of Defense, two of the three national military academies have seen increased reports of sexual assault in the last year. The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, saw increases in sexual assault reports. The number of reports at the […]

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A Survivor of Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Shares Her Story

Personal testimony from a woman who submitted her experience of child-on-child sexual abuse to be shared. When I was young, about 4 yrs old, my oldest brother started molesting me. He was a child himself, at 8. We were often left alone while both parents worked and he became curious. I was too little to know anything. […]

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Event At The U.S. Capitol Educated Policy Makers On The Spectrum of Sexual Exploitation

In March of 2017 the National Center on Sexual Exploitation held a national briefing event at the U.S. Capitol building. The event was entitled “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda.” Distinguished speakers from around the country arrived to educate staffers and members of Congress and the Executive branch about the landscape of the full spectrum of […]

Podcast: How Are Issues Like Trafficking, Prostitution, and Porn Linked?

Ep. 24 Presentation at the U.S. Capitol reveals the intersection between forms of sexual exploitation. Evidence supports the fact that child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, etc., are not isolated phenomena occurring in a vacuum. Rather, these and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and reinforce one another. Accordingly, the […]

Twitter Takes Largest Stand Against Cyber-based Sexual Harassment Yet

As first reported by HeatStreet, Twitter is now blocking several pornography-related search terms—particularly from results in the “Photos” and “Videos” section of the social media platform. Now when users type in hashtags or keywords traditionally associated with pornography, they get this message: Why is this important? Twitter has come under fire recently for the vast […]

Actions

Share your STORY

Personal stories help elected and business leaders to see the grave harm associated with this material and can be very helpful in getting them to change their policies. All will be shared anonymously. Please email your story to public@ncose.com.