For too long, male sexual exploitation victims have been overlooked. The media, politicians, and society at large have all failed to adequately address the experiences of boys and men involving sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual objectification, or early childhood exposure to pornography. As a result, countless men and boys suffer in silence without receiving the appropriate services for recovery.
A historic press conference was held September 7, 2017 to call attention to this underrepresented crisis.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation also presented a critical National Symposium on September 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking
The complex web of sexual exploitation cannot be dismantled until every survivor has a voice.
By Haley Halverson Stephanie Peterson, a former middle school teacher in New Smyrna Beach Florida, has been arrested after she was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. However, if you go by most major news coverage you will find headline after headline characterizing this crime as “having sex,” a “sexual relationship,” or even a “sex romp.” […]
With the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements there has been a seismic shift in our current culture. Victims of sexual abuse, one after another, are speaking out against their perpetrators. With all the accusations against Kevin Spacey by men we see that women are not the only ones subject to sexual abuse. Boys and men […]
WARNING: This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Angela Helm, writing for The Root, recently reported an incident of simulated sexual assault by white boys against black boys at a Henrico County, Virginia, middle school. Black members of the Short Pump middle school football team were pinned down by white […]
Today, I joined EWTN’s Teresa Tomeo for her show, Catholic Connection, to discuss the sexual exploitation of boys and men, both in Hollywood and across the nation. Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, we have heard primarily heard about female victims of sexual abuse and harassment. However, we cannot forget that boys and men are also […]
Producer Harvey Weinstein has recently been confronted with allegations of sexually harassing women in Hollywood. A torrent of women have begun stepping forward to acknowledge their stories of how Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them and abused his power. Tragically, stories of men in high power positions exploiting women are not unusual in our society. But […]
At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we work tirelessly to end sexual exploitation and to expose the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. But nothing we can say can move hearts or inspire concrete action like Tom Jones’ heart-wrenching but triumphant testimony given at our national symposium here in our nation’s Capital. Tom […]
Last night, our Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach Haley Halverson joined EWTN News Nightly and host Lauren Ashburn to discuss the sexual exploitation of boys and men. She also explained what Congress can do to help prevent the sex trafficking of children and adults online. Responding to a question about the alarming rates of sexual exploitation of boys in […]
I wanted to share some exciting news with you: we are generating a massive and much-needed shift in the way our movement addresses the sexual exploitation of boys and men. Male victims of sexual exploitation, sexual violence, sex trafficking, childhood exposure to pornography, and other sexual harms are virtually voiceless today. They are suffering alone […]