About

The global community is reaching a tipping point onthe matter of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Less than a generation after the proliferation of the Internet and smartphones, the marketplace for sexual exploitation and abuse has boomed around the world. Pornography’s public health harms, including rising child-on-child sexual abuse, are impacting millions around the globe. Pornography is being normalized and promoted through mainstream multinational corporations and is being funneled into developing countries through technology give-aways. Pro-prostitution lobbyists are working around the world and in global bodies of power like the United Nations to either legalize or fully decriminalize prostitution, which research shows would result in increased sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and they are funded by mega-donor organizations. And tragically, even when one sex trafficking victim is rescued, two more take their place in ex ploitation, because there has been no international plan to combat and prevent the root cause of the sex trafficking marketplace: sex buying (aka the demand.)

The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation works to bolster the Global Abolitionist Movement.

Our Focus

The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation is dedicated to addressing the full web of sexual exploitation with a primary focus on:

DEMAND

The only way to stop sex trafficking is to combat and prevent the root cause of the sexploitation marketplace: sex buying (aka the demand.)

EXPLOITIVE SYSTEM

Prostitution is being legalized or fully decriminalized in many countries and communities, which research shows results in increased sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Pornography's public health harms include rising child-on-child sexual abuse, violence against women, and sexual dysfunctions, and they are impacting millions around the globe.

How We Work

Utilizing cutting edge tactics for private and public policy advocacy, and building on a decade of coalition-building experience, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) enters the world stage as a servant-leader to bolster the global abolitionist movement.

ENGAGEMENT

We educate and equip governments, NGOs, and citizens around the globe to engage on issues of sex trafficking, pornography, child-on-child sexual abuse, and more.

ADVOCACY

We conduct jointinternational campaigns targeting corporate and public policy entities to improve policies on sexual exploitation and abuse.

COALITION

We build on a decade of coalition-building experience to remove silos so that NGOs and activists can unite for more cohesive global solutions and messaging.

Recent Collaborative Campaigns

We are creating cutting-edge, collaborative campaigns on private and public policy advocacy

Wake Up Instagram

Instagram

Instagram needs to wake up to the rampant sexual exploitation on their platform

Do Better Wish

DoBetterWishApp

Tell the Global Wish App to Stop Profiting from Sex Dolls and Spycams Marketed to Capture “Revenge Porn”

No Amnesty for Pimps

No Amnesty for Pimps and Sex Traffickers

Why We Must Oppose the Full Decriminalization of Prostitution

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International Fellowships

Competitive fellowships for international advocates to learn research, advocacy tactics, and business organizational skills at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

Global Policy and Education Initiatives

Assisting international activists to form and advocate for policies that defend human dignity

pornography a public health crisis
Addressing the Rising Presence of Pornography Around the Globe
Face the Demand of sex trafficking
Building International Solutions to Hold Sex Buyers Accountable
End Child on Child Sexual Abuse
Advocacy and Research to End Root Causes for Child Harmful Sexual Behavior
No Amnesty for Pimps and Traffickers
Why We Must Oppose the Full Decriminalization of Prostitution

A Global Impact

In recent years, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has collaborated with leaders across the globe. The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) now enters the world stage as a servant-leader to bolster the global abolitionist movement.

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The Numbers

300+

NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

100+

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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Stories

13yo girl was abused and exploited on Instagram in her own home. It could have been prevented.

Survivors’ $12.7M Victory Over Explicit Website a Beacon of Hope for Other Survivors

Carmen Caliente Explains How Grooming, Sex Trafficking Led to Life in Pornography

Young boy was groomed for sex trafficking via an online video game

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