December 16, 2015

A Review of 2015 at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had an amazing year! We changed our name earlier this year which has helped to increase our effectiveness.  Despite this change, we continue to uphold our original mission: to address the public health crisis of pornography and to expose the links between all forms of sexual exploitation.

Looking back on this year, we see so many victories! Thousands of individuals have taken action through NCOSE, which has led to 16 major corporate policy changes this year: from Hilton, to Hyatt, to Walmart, to American Apparel, and more!

We’ve also grown in our press outreach, and in our coalition building. NCOSE is a leading voice for advocates and for concerned citizens now more than ever. Watch our video to learn more about these amazing victories, our new Law Center, and all of the other exciting things 2015 has brought about.

Dawn Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Hawkins is CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the leading organization exposing the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and child sexual abuse. Dawn’s energy, creativity and mobilization skills are deployed to build a world free from sexual violence, with freedom and human dignity for all.

Dawn is deeply committed to bipartisan political solutions at the federal and state level. Her issue expertise, visionary initiatives, and innovative strategy have led to groundbreaking change in the legislative arena and in multimillion-dollar corporate policies.

Dawn has been instrumental in re-imaging the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She has centered the need to address buyer demand for commercial sex, called out corporate entities facilitating exploitation through the annual Dirty Dozen List, fostered an international movement, and constantly: advocates for survivors. Her work has sparked change at Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, the Department of Defense, Instagram, TikTok, and other influential firms. Dawn has appeared on many television programs, including CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, protecting children and families in our digital world, and more.

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