2018 was an exciting year for our movement! Often, sexual exploitation can seem like an insurmountable issue and that there is no end in sight. But thanks to support from people like you, we have accomplished many victories towards ending sexual exploitation. We want to share some of the highlights from the past year and ways you helped us make a difference.
In 2018, 273 political leaders across 4 states supported resolutions declaring pornography a public health problem (11 states now recognize the public health harms of pornography!). Also, our movement has gone international as leaders in Poland, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, and Israel, as well as 11 members of the UK Parliament are calling on their governments to recognize the public health crisis of pornography.
Training Future Leaders
Each year, NCOSE hosts the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. In 2018, 600+ attendees received expert training and opportunities to collaborate across states and between countries. Additionally, 72 videos were created and made available online amplifying our message and educating even more people around the world!
1,000,000+ Comcast customers will now have the ability to block out pornographic content with improved parental controls and have access to new features promoting digital safety and preventing unintentional exposure to pornography.
Taking Action on Airlines
When several supporters contacted NCOSE about witnessing or experiencing sexual harassment and pornography while traveling on airlines, we responded. As a result, you sent 4,541 letters to airline executives calling for improved flight attendant training on how to handle in-flight sexual harassment.
Giving Individuals a Voice in Culture
43,702 actions taken by grassroots supporters like you led to 11 policy victories in 2018 and have started conversations with many other companies profiting from or having policies that facilitate sexual exploitation.
Building a Sustainable Movement
The number of NCOSE Defenders increased by 30%! These are supporters who financially contribute on a recurring basis. When more people invest in human dignity on a regular schedule, it helps build and sustain momentum so that more time is spent on projects and less time is spent on fundraising.