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 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

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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