We believe in a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation, so we work every day to build that world.
Sexual abuse and exploitation of all kinds are pernicious, interconnected problems that harm people from all walks of life—especially the vulnerable and marginalized in our societies. Because forms of sexual harm overlap, reinforce, and fuel one another, the movement to end sexual abuse and exploitation must be holistic in its approach to be successful. It is also crucial to combat the roots of sexual abuse and exploitation so that we prevent the factors that give rise to and sustain these problems, rather than only addressing their symptoms.
For these reasons, we at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation are dedicated to 1) comprehensively addressing all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation, 2) exposing, combating, and preventing every system that allows sexual abuse and exploitation to survive, and 3) seeking the healing and wellbeing of survivors. By utilizing research, litigation, legislative and corporate advocacy, as well as coalescing the global Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has distinguished itself as the global leader in the fight for a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation.
NCOSE has a proven track record of changing corporate and government policies that previously facilitated sexual exploitation.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Whether in the private or public sector, each victory promoted human dignity above a form of sexual exploitation including sex trafficking, pornography, sexual violence, sexual objectification, and more.
NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300+ organizations as members. It also runs Coalition taskforces on child-on-child sexual abuse, the sexual exploitation of men and boys, and the public health harms of pornography.
Last year, over 55,000 grassroots supporters took action through NCOSE’s campaigns to stand against sexual exploitation and change policies at Walmart, Comcast, and more.
NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions by media outlets per week in 2018, NCOSE appeared on the “Today” show and CNN and in The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.
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