STATEMENT – NCOSE Announces Slate of 2021 Events Designed to Confront Sexual Exploitation
Washington, DC (January 11, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced the dates of its 2021 events: the annual Dirty Dozen List reveal event and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit.
“Sexual exploitation knows no bounds. Our 2021 events will expose and confront purveyors of sexual abuse and exploitation, and empower survivors and advocates to effect real, tangible changes,” said Dawn Hawkins, senior vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
The annual Dirty Dozen List event—to be held February 23, 2021, at 11:00 am EST—will reveal twelve mainstream entities that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation. This campaign provides practical solutions to major problems, and to date has resulted in dozens of policy changes at major corporations, including Google, Comcast, Walmart, and United. To participate in the event, visit www.DirtyDozenList.com.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit is set for July 20-24, 2021, and will once again be held online at https://endsexualexploitation.org/cese/. The CESE Summit, which brought together 22,000 attendees from 112 countries in 2020, is focused on bringing a variety of experts and advocates together to solve and end the complex social issues that drive sexual abuse and exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, child exploitation, sexual violence, public health harms of pornography, and more. This Summit unites the efforts of like-minded organizations and leaders from across the world in a loose coalition irrespective of political or religious persuasions. To register, please visit: EndExploitationSummit.com.
“What is even more apparent in the aftermath of Pornhub’s recent downfall is that we can influence powerful results that decrease the bottom line of the inherently exploitative pornography industry. But there is much more that still needs to be done in order to create a world free from sexual exploitation and to restore human dignity to all survivors. We’re confident NCOSE will be creating more of that change in 2021,” Hawkins said.
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.