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

Senior Vice President and Executive Director

Dawn Hawkins is a passionate abolitionist and defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement and her intentional emphasis on the intersectionality of forms of sexual exploitation has proven a unique and effective strategy for curbing them.


As Sr. Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a global strategy uniting more than 300 women’s rights, conservative, child advocacy, medical professionals, law enforcement, and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together in raising awareness of the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. Her initiatives have lead to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCOSE has grown a network reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Mrs. Hawkins has appeared on many local and national 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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