Dismantling the Exploitation Industry in 2021

2021 was our busiest and most successful year yet! With your partnership, we:

Held Big Tech accountable.

We have always been dedicated to holding Big Tech accountable, and this year was no different.

TikTok, after appearing on NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List, instituted a series of significant changes that now serve as a standard for child safety!

Another 2021 Dirty Dozen List victory included Google, after five years of advocacy, defaulting all Chromebooks and Google products used for K-12 education to safety! This includes Safe Search and other filters are by default now flipped on worldwide, affecting millions of children.

Were active in the courts and legislatures.

The NCOSE Law Center filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against Twitter for its complicity in sex trafficking- and in August, a federal judge allowed the lawsuit to move forward, making it the first time a lawsuit against Twitter has advanced past their motion to dismiss!

Launched and formalized the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE).

ICOSE advised government leaders in over 10 countries, helped found the United Nationals International Day for Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Prevention, and put together a coalition that led to the Canadian Parliament conduct hearings on the pernicious business practices of Pornhub and MindGeek!

We expect 2022 to be even more successful as we continue to partner together, but for now, we invite you to read about the many ways we—with your support—are creating a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation in our 2021 Impact Report.

To read a full report of all the successes we shared together last year, view the 2021 Impact Report.

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



Survivor Lawsuit Against Twitter Moves to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Survivors’ $12.7M Victory Over Explicit Website a Beacon of Hope for Other Survivors

Instagram Makes Positive Safety Changes via Improved Reporting and Direct Message Tools

Sharing experiences may be a restorative and liberating process. This is a place for those who want to express their story.

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