May 1, 2017

Event At The U.S. Capitol Educated Policy Makers On The Spectrum of Sexual Exploitation

In March of 2017 the National Center on Sexual Exploitation held a national briefing event at the U.S. Capitol building. The event was entitled “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda.”

Distinguished speakers from around the country arrived to educate staffers and members of Congress and the Executive branch about the landscape of the full spectrum of sexual exploitation in America today. Individuals from the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, and more were in attendance.

To learn more about 16 specific policy recommendations set forth by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and to see more videos from the event, visit:


It Can’t Wait: Exposing the Connections between forms of Sexual Exploitation – Dawn Hawkins, NCOSE


Inextricably Bound: The Link Between Strip Clubs, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking – What our Military Must Do


Growing Up with Porn: The Developmental and Societal Impact of Pornography on Children – Gail Dines, Culture Reframed


Twisting Masculinity: The Harms of Pornography to Young Boys and Men – Gabe Deem, Reboot Nation


Two Questions, the Same Answer: the Role of Demand in Prostitution and Sex Trafficking – Shamere McKenzie, Salvation Army


Damaged Lives: The Personal Face of Sexual Exploitation – Dr. Mary Anne Layden


Why We Must Oppose the Full Decriminalization of Prostitution – Taina Bien-Aimé, CATW


Today’s Pornography: Not a Constitutional Right, Not a Human Right – Patrick Trueman (NCOSE)


Amend the Communications Decency Act to Give Access to Justice to Victims of Sex Trafficking – Sam Vardaman, Shared Hope Intl.

The Public Health Harms of Pornography: The Brain, Sexual Violence, and Erectile Dysfunction – Dr. John D Foubert


The Global Supply Chain of Sexual Exploitation & the Necessity of Combating the Demand for Commercial Sex- Lisa Thompson, NCOSE

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