October 2, 2020

STATEMENT – International Centre on Sexual Exploitation Urges Participation in Global Protest Against Pornhub

Washington, DC (October 2, 2020) – The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE), a division of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is supporting the global #TraffickingHub protest of Pornhub which has been caught hosting videos of sex trafficking, child sexual abuse victims, non-consensually shared images, and extremely racist content.

“No corporation should profit from sexual exploitation, and Pornhub does precisely that every single day. We, along with survivors and advocates around the world, are protesting because it is past time to hold this mega-corporation accountable for commodifying and monetizing violence against women and children,” said Haley McNamara, director of the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation, who participated in the global protest in front of Pornhub’s London office today as an opportunity to observe the United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence. “We appreciate the Coalition to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) in the UK for organizing the London protest.”

“While additional protests are being held Los Angeles and Montreal, we are encouraging those outside of those locations to virtually protest Pornhub by posting to social media using the hashtag #TraffickingHub.

“We are standing up for justice for all those around the world whose filmed abuse and exploitation – or non-consensually shared images – have been uploaded and viewed via Pornhub. Whether through participating in this protest or by connecting survivors to resources or through our Law Center efforts to help survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation find justice in the courts, we are on the side of survivors.

“In 2020 alone, we’ve seen the global #Traffickinghub campaign expand and sweep across the globe as it has amassed and united over 2 million supporters in opposition of Pornhub. It is past time to shut it down,” McNamara concluded.

About the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE)
Utilizing cutting edge tactics for private and public policy advocacy and building on a decade of coalition-building experience, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) works to bolster the global abolitionist movement. ICOSE is a UK-based division of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography.

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