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

Senior Vice President & 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 Fox & Friends, CNN 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.

 

Dawn regularly volunteers for organizations devoted to helping children and refugees. She is a graduate of Tufts University and currently resides with her husband and three children in Virginia.

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