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Press Conference On Government Seizure and Shutdown of Backpage.com

Press conference and rally regarding the shutdown of Backpage at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit. Survivors, Advocates Celebrate Watershed Moment as Backpage.com is Seized by the Department of Justice Online Press Conference at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit   After years of advocacy by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Press Statement: Walmart to Remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from Checkout Lines Following Advocacy by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has instigated a significant policy change at Walmart as part of our continued work to change corporate policies that facilitate sexual exploitation. After collaborative dialogue with NCOSE, Walmart will remove Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout lines at 5,000 stores across the country. Protecting minors from the […]

Press Statement: Senate Passes SESTA, Websites Move Swiftly to Shutter Prostitution Ads

Washington, DC – Within 48 hours of the U.S. Senate’s passage of legislation combating online sex trafficking, several websites have shuttered their prostitution ads. The historic legislation passed the Senate in a landslide 97-2 vote on Wednesday. H.R. 1865 was a legislative package that combined the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, […]

Press Statement: Historic Victory in the Fight to End Online Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – The Senate today passed FOSTA-SESTA by a vote of 97-2. The legislative package included H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, and an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters which incorporated the vital reforms contained in S. 1693 the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), sponsored […]

Press Statement: Senate Must Pass Clean FOSTA-SESTA

Washington, DC – 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 […]

Press Statement: National Center on Sexual Exploitation Works with Revcontent to Eliminate All Sexually Explicit Ad Content

Washington, DC – 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 […]

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

Washington, DC – 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 […]

Statement: House Passes Historic Legislation to Fight Online Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic legislative package to fight online sex trafficking, by a vote of 388 to 25. The legislation included H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, and an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters which incorporated the vital reforms […]

Press Statement: Restoring Rights for Victims of Sex Trafficking: House Vote on Historic Legislation to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Pending

Washington, DC – Tomorrow the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a legislative package to fight online sex trafficking. The House will take up H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, along with an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters which includes the vital reforms contained […]

Press Statement: Kentucky State Legislators Call on Congress to Amend CDA to Fight Online Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – Today Kentucky’s House of Representatives unanimously signaled to the U.S. Congress that it is time to stem the burgeoning growth of online sex trafficking by amending the Communications Decency Act (CDA). In an 83-0 vote, Kentucky’s legislature passed a resolution sending the unequivocal message to Congress that all those who facilitate sex trafficking must be […]

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