January 2, 2019

Together We Can Build A Brighter Future

We recently received the following message from one of our supporters:

“I just want to thank you for the hope you give me, for the good you are doing in this world, for your strength and power in making a real difference in legal policy and in mainstream media’s ideas about basic human dignity. You are shaping a better future. I have hope for my young children.

Our movement has had many success recently, successes that bring everyday people hope for the future. None of which would be possible without the support of our devoted activists.

Our supporter continued:

“I have wondered, “Can my children make it to adulthood without being sexually abused? Do any children stand a chance of making it to adulthood without being permeated with pornography brainwashing that would destroy the beauty and sanctity of their human sexual experiences? Do any girls actually make it to adulthood without being sexually violated in some way? What hope do I have for my sons and daughters in a world that seems ever darker?

How many of us have children, a sibling, or a friend for whom we worry about their future in this increasingly porn-fied society? Often, the darkness of sexual exploitation can be suffocating. Who will stand up for human dignity?

She concluded with the following message:

“This movement gives me hope.” — Heidi K., a Concerned Mother

You are a part of a movement greater than any one individual. A movement which is successfully fighting the darkness of exploitation with the light of human dignity. Will you be a torchbearer and lead the light of human dignity against the darkness?

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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