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The Dignity Defense Alert is a monthly campaign to recognize the people, companies, and nonprofits, who are taking action to defend human dignity from any form of sexual abuse or exploitation.

In today’s world, it is easy to focus on those who are doing wrong – those who are abusing, or facilitating exploitation, or failing to prevent harm. There is value in raising awareness and taking action on those issues. But there is also value in acknowledging the countless individuals and entities who are doing the right thing. While not every entity we recognize is perfect in this regard, we want to thank those that are taking important steps forward. 

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Recent Alerts

STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: ‘Everyone’s Invited’ Founder Recognized for Shedding Light on Rape Culture 

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2021) – As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), has recognized Soma Sara, founder of Everyone’s Invited, in its monthly Dignity Defense Alert, for shedding light on the scope and impact of rape culture, with the ultimate goal of eradicating it. The Dignity Defense Alert is a monthly campaign recognizing the people, companies, nonprofits,…

April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) Dignity Defense Alert: Soma Sara, Founder, Everyone’s Invited 

The attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors that constitute rape culture—a normalization and trivializing of sexual violence—negatively affect the everyday lives of millions of people, especially women and girls.   During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is honoring Soma Sara, founder of Everyone’s Invited, with the Dignity Defense Alert for shedding light on the scope and impact of rape…

Dignity Defense Alert: Unilever and Kraft Heinz Cut Ties with Pornhub and Other Exploiters

Fighting sexual exploitation—especially the billion-dollar porn empire—can often feel like an uphill battle. That’s why at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation we believe it’s critical to celebrate every success for the movement in order to keep our optimism high that change is indeed possible. Sometimes that can mean recognizing pivotal victories from the past with fresh perspective on how truly impactful they were—impact that may have been underestimated at the time…  This month we’re recognizing Unilever…

STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: Kraft Heinz and Unilever Recognized for Cutting Ties with Pornhub 

Washington, DC (March 22, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is pleased to recognize Kraft Heinz and Unilever as the recipients of its Dignity Defense Alert for publicly stating that they would not advertise on Pornhub, or similar pornographic sites.   The New York Times recently exposed Pornhub for “monetize[ing] child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content.” NCOSE has also filed a class action…

STATEMENT: Dignity Defense Alert – UPS and Truckers Against Trafficking Partner to Combat Sex Trafficking 

Washington, DC (February 19, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is recognizing United Parcel Service (UPS) and Truckers Against Trafficking in its Dignity Defense Alert for partnering to train 100,000 drivers to recognize and report signs of sex trafficking. NCOSE’s Dignity Defense Alert is a new campaign to recognize the people, companies, and nonprofits,…

Dignity Defense Alert: UPS Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is proud to honor UPS and Truckers Against Trafficking in our February 2021 Dignity Defense Alert. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is an abolitionist NGO that trains members of the trucking, shipping, transportation, and energy industries to recognize and report signs of sex trafficking. Recently, they partnered with UPS, training…

Dignity Defense Alert: New York Mets Stand Against Exploitation

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we believe in celebrating every victory for the movement. And while we aren’t celebrating a championship game, today we are highlighting the world of sports.   NCOSE praises the New York Mets and team owner Steven Cohen for the swift, decisive action following news of the baseball team’s general…

STATEMENT – NCOSE Applauds New York Mets for Standing Against Sexual Harassment by Firing GM  

Washington, DC (January 19, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the New York Mets for its decision to fire General Manager Jared Porter over 62 sexually explicit, and unanswered, texts that he acknowledged sending to a female journalist when he was employed with the Chicago Cubs. Mets Owner Steve Cohen said in a Tweet,…

STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: Organization Lauded for Protecting Kids Online, Holding Tech Companies Accountable

Washington, DC (August 31, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is honoring Protect Young Eyes (PYE) with its Dignity Defense Alert for the organization’s leadership in protecting children online and for shepherding the EARN IT Act through the legislative process. NCOSE’s Dignity Defense Alert is a new campaign to recognize the people,…

Dignity Defense Alert: Leadership of Protect Young Eyes Helps Parents and Children

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is proud to honor Protect Young Eyes with our August 2020 Dignity Defense Alert for their leadership in protecting children online, and especially for their initiative in shepherding the EARN IT Act through the legislative process. We applaud Protect Young Eyes for their instrumental role initiating this groundbreaking legislation…

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STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: PayPal Recognized for Severing Ties with Pornhub

Other Major Credit Card Companies Urged to Follow PayPal’s Lead Washington, DC (July 14, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is recognizing PayPal in its Dignity Defense Alert for severing ties with Pornhub in an industry-leading move. NCOSE’s Dignity Defense Alert is a new campaign to recognize the people, companies, and nonprofits,…

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Dignity Defense Alert: PayPal severs ties with Pornhub

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is honored to recognize PayPal in July 2020’s Dignity Defense Alert for severing ties with Pornhub in an industry-leading move that proved PayPal truly does put “people at the center of everything [they] do.”  By ceasing to process payments to Pornhub, PayPal hampered a predatory corporation’s ability to perpetuate…

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STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: How Instacart and Doordash are Helping Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19

Washington, DC (June 4, 2020) – To launch its Dignity Defense Campaign, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is recognizing Instacart and Doordash for their efforts to help sex trafficking and domestic violence victims during COVID-19. NCOSE’s Dignity Defense Alert is a new campaign to recognize the people, companies, and nonprofits, who are taking…

Dignity Defense Alert: How Instacart and DoorDash are Helping Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is proud to recognize Instacart and DoorDash for their efforts to help sex trafficking and domestic violence victims during COVID-19 as this month’s Dignity Defense Alert. A few months ago, direct service providers from different regions of the U.S. began reaching out to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation….

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