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

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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