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

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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