Defending Dignity Newsletter – 2016 Highlights

Dear Friend of NCOSE,

Do you long for a more innocent time—a time when sexually explicit imagery didn’t confront you at the grocery store, and when hardcore pornography wasn’t on offer at the hotel where you and your family go for vacation? Does your heart mourn for the children being exposed to unimaginably violent and degrading pornography on their smart phones and by their friends at school? Does your heart ache for the countless families that have been broken due to pornography addiction, and for the beautiful lives shattered in the production of it?

If so, we have a lot in common.

I join with you in longing for a society that seeks to protect the innocent, shield the vulnerable, preserve the sacred, and safeguard the dignity in us all.

Like you, I’m deeply saddened by all the pain and suffering caused by pornography and other forms of sexual exploitation like sexual assault, child sexual abuse, prostitution, and sex trafficking.

But I also hold fast to the belief that we can transform our culture!

It won’t be easy, but we can restore our homes, communities, and country, to a time of public decency, mutual respect, and regard for the safety and wellbeing of others.

That’s why I’m excited to share with you news of the many successes we at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) are achieving in our efforts to turn the tide on sexual exploitation. In the pages that follow, you’ll see how from cleaning up grocery store checkout lanes and hotel on-demand movie offerings, to championing the national discourse on the public health harms of pornography, helping to achieve important victories in the American judicial system, and galvanizing the movement against sexual exploitation, NCOSE is proving that we can turn the tide.

Sexual toxicity, abuse, and exploitation become inevitable facts of life only when we give up. But, there’s too much that’s on the line, too much that’s beautiful and radiant in life, to ever give up the fight.

So if you aspire to end sexual objectification and violence, read on!

You’ll be inspired to see what is possible when the shared vision of a world free from sexual exploitation brings people together.

Download the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Defending Dignity 2016 Newsletter Here to Learn More About the Victories and Progress of our Movement


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

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