January 13, 2018

Report of NCOSE’s 2017 Efforts to Defend Dignity

To my dear allies and friends in this fight,

I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across our nation truly care for the children, the women, and the men who are touched by diverse forms of sexual exploitation. They are not alone, or unheard, because you and I are in their corner.

I am sharing our 2017 Defending Dignity Newsletter to review the remarkable progress your actions – from prayers to signed petitions to donations – have enabled. I hope you will read it, and be encouraged by all the good our combined efforts have accomplished in the past year.

2017 Review

To some our vision of a world free from sexual exploitation surely seems fanciful and impossible. But the impossible can never be achieved if no one is bold enough to try! Yes, we know our vision is audacious, our mission epic. Even so, we are undaunted. Thank you for standing with us.

In the year ahead, no matter the odds, we will kindle new and bigger fires on the watchtowers of hope. With your help, we will be the beacon for all those who long for a world free from sexual exploitation.


We certainly hope to see you at the NCOSE-hosted Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit this April and are counting on your to continue your support in all the ways you can give it!


Dawn Hawkins
Sr. Vice President, National Center on Sexual Exploitation

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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