May 6, 2015

Dirty Dozen Progress: Hilton Hotels

We were invited to Hilton Hotel’s headquarters yesterday to discuss removing them from the Dirty Dozen List.  We are happy to share that there is significant progress being made on the part of Hilton to get out of the pornography business.

 Their representative told us that they have received 1,000 calls, emails, and letters a week for much of this year! We could be close to a victory and while we are not there just yet, Hilton has heard YOU loud and clear and know its executives are actively discussing an end to Hilton’s in-room TV porn policy.

We will be working with them on these issues and hope to have more details that we can release to the public this summer.

Please know that signing those petitions and making those calls really makes a difference! Thank you for supporting these actions and for supporting the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in all the ways that you do!

NCSE Staff at Hilton Headquarters
NCSE Staff at Hilton Headquarters

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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