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Kentucky State Legislators Call on Congress to Amend CDA

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 held accountable—including […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Public Health Impacts of Pornography Are No Trivial Matter

This week Florida’s House of Representatives formally recognized the public health harms of pornography. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this action and Rep. Ross Spano for spearheading this effort. Public health impacts of pornography are no trivial matter. The harms associated with pornography use are wide-ranging. For example, two recent meta-analyses (a […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Victory! FL House Declares Pornography a Public Health Risk

This is big news: the Florida House passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. Rep. Ross Spano sponsored the resolution and fought hard for its passage. We are so grateful for his dedication to this mission and for his leadership.Sexual exploitation is a scourge on our society and carefully vetted research shows clearly how pornography fuels other forms of […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Kansas Resolution Continues Societal Awakening About the Negative Impacts of Pornography

The Kansas Senate voted Tuesday to pass a resolution condemning pornography for the harm it causes both individuals and society; the Kansas House took similar action in 2017. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds these actions. It wasn’t long ago that the American public considered smoking innocuous. People smoked at work and in […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Major Victory! U.S. Court of Appeals Recognizes Sexual Exploitation is Nobody’s Job

Sexual exploitation is nobody’s job. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just unanimously recognized that truth in a monumental way by affirming that prostitution is not a constitutionally protected fundamental right. On the contrary, the Court ruled it is a commercial activity fraught with dangers that the state has a “substantial […]

Full Decriminalization of Prostitution

9th Circuit Court Affirms, Sexual Exploitation is Nobody’s Job

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) v. Gascón upholding California’s prostitution law. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of itself and several other anti-sexual exploitation […]

Sexual Exploitation is Nobody's Job

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Report of NCOSE’s 2017 Efforts to Defend Dignity

To my dear allies and friends in this fight, I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

2017 Progress Against Mainstream Facilitation of Sexual Exploitation

We are heartened and encouraged by the progress we have made with your support. Here is some of NCOSE’s notable progress from 2017:   Twitter Blocked Blatant Searches for Pornographic Photos and Videos In March, 2017 Twitter—a member of the Dirty Dozen List—changed its platform so that when users type in hashtags or keywords traditionally associated […]

Louisiana is the 5th State to Formally Recognize Public Health Harms of Pornography

This summer, Louisiana joined Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Arkansas in formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. Louisiana passed a state resolution declaring pornography a public health hazard for children. This resolution differs in language from the model resolution the National Center on Sexual Exploitation produced yet it maintains important themes recognizing pornography’s […]

Louisiana pornography public health

Issue: Pornography Harms

NCOSE Trainings in Hawaii Helped Pave the Way to New Government Resource on Trafficking

In September, NCOSE’s Vice President and Director of Research and Education Lisa Thompson travelled to Hawaii to speak at a statewide training series titled “Understanding and Recognizing Trafficking in Persons.” This week of events was hosted by state Representative Andria Tupola in partnership with Hawaii’s State Department of Health and Department of Human Services. This […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

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