November 23, 2016

We Have So Many Reasons to be Thankful

I love Thanksgiving. It is a poignant opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and to reflect on the blessings of the past year.

This year more than ever I am grateful for you.

Thank you for your time, your energy, your donations, and your heart. Your dedication to defending human dignity inspires and emboldens me!

Hearing stories from our family of supporters is always such a great encouragement. I would lovehappy-thanksgiving to hear from you about the ways NCOSE may have blessed you or a loved one this past year. Have you been equipped to educate children on the harms of pornography? Have our victories in getting hotels to stop selling X-rated films given your family comfort when traveling? Have you been inspired to take action? Email public@ncose.com to let me know—I want to share and show the world how big our movement is growing!

Our community of dignity defenders is making a difference.

Tomorrow as I gather around the table with my family in celebration of life’s many blessings, I’ll be giving thanks for you and our big NCOSE family. I’m so deeply grateful that together we will continue to educate and advocate for individuals, families, and society until our shared vision of freedom from sexual exploitation is realized.

 

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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