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Why the Senate Must Pass a Clean FOSTA-SESTA and Stand with Sex Trafficking Victims

The Senate is expected to vote early next week on H.R. 1865—legislation known as FOSTA-SESTA. This legislation restores civil rights of action to victims of sex trafficking and empowers states Attorneys General to prosecute the corporate entities and websites that facilitate online sex trafficking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls on the Senate to […]

2018 Dirty Dozen:

Does #MeToo Have the Power to Bring Down Corporatized Sex Trafficking?

Pending Senate Vote on CDA a Critical Test of Movement’s Power While it may feel like old news now, the revelations about sexual harassment and abuse perpetrated against dozens of women by Harvey Weinstein have had important and far-reaching ripple effects. Suddenly, an ocean of women’s narratives about sexual injustice and abuse long held back […]

Communications Decency Act

Victory in the Online Ad Industry! Revcontent Removes Sexually Objectifying Ads

Every day, Internet users are bombarded with sexually objectifying and explicit advertisements on the websites they visit. Hypersexualized online ads appear virtually everywhere online, alongside completely unrelated Internet content. This content is often unsought by and offensive to Internet users. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has taken a significant step to change our […]

Issue: Objectification

For International Women’s Day Restore Rights to Victims of Online Sex Trafficking

Today the world will observe International Women’s Day with rallies, marches, and forums about policy issues impacting the lives and wellbeing of women. While we welcome the celebrations and dialogue, there is a vitally important legislative step which the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) urges that the U.S. Senate take next week to tangibly […]

New Video Highlights Pornography’s Effects on the Brain

A new video produced by Fight the New Drug, featuring Drs. Simone Kühn, Don Hilton, Jr., and Philip Zimbardo, discusses research that shows how pornography has similar effects on the brain as highly addictive substances such as cocaine and methamphetamines. Dr. Kühn, a neuroscientist and psychologist with the Max Plank Institute in Berlin, and Dr. Hilton, […]


Issue: Pornography Harms

International Women’s Day: It’s Time for an Apology

Guest post by Steve Siler  Not long after I produced Somebody’s Daughter: A Journey to Freedom from Pornography it became clear to me that pornography was a personal issue for everyone whether they wanted it to be or not. That’s because the culture is pornified. I wish it wasn’t. But anyone who thinks it’s not simply […]

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Issue: Objectification

On International Women’s Day, We Must Address the Role of Pornography in Fostering Inequality

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #PressForProgress. Individuals and organizations around the world are being encouraged to stay active and avoid complacency because “while we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day.” A call for mutual […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Senate to Pass #FOSTA-#SESTA

It is absolutely essential that the United States Senate pass H.R. 1865, FOSTA-SESTA, the week of March 12 to amend the Communications Decency Act Section 230. Why now?  The House passed this bill February 28, and it’s the most monumental reform to fight sex trafficking in decades. But Senators, with pressure from outside opposition, can […]

Communications Decency Act

Why You Should Be at the 2018 CESE Global Summit!

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit is just one month away! There is no single event that you could attend that will inspire you more, get you up to speed on the issues faster, or give you the opportunity to network with the anti-sexual exploitation movement’s most influential leaders. Get Inspired We have a phenomenal […]

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In Our Backyard Tackles Sex Trafficking Demand at SB 52

The anti-human trafficking non-profit, In Our Backyard (IOB) conducted a ten-day advocacy blitz surrounding Super Bowl LII and compiled a comprehensive report detailing their efforts to combat sex trafficking. Working with law enforcement, local leaders, convenience store owners, and generous volunteers, IOB provided viable leads to law enforcement who arrested 94 sex buyers and recovered […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

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