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To protect children from online sexual exploitation, we have to hold Big Tech accountable. Tell Congress to take action! (In support of the EARN IT Act )

EARN IT Act Will Help Protect Children from Online Sexual Exploitation

Why is the EARN IT Act important? Online child sexual exploitation is devastatingly real. The proliferation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online is growing at exponential rates. The technology companies driving the rapid ascent of digital platforms have built and fed into a global tragedy of sexual abuse and exploitation that humanity is only…

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Why the United States Needs the “Human Trafficking Research Act of 2020”

Human trafficking remains a major threat to public safety, health, and human rights throughout the United States, but the absence of solid data about its true scope and character impairs efforts to effectively respond. It’s been 20 years since the Trafficking Victims Protection Act established human trafficking as a distinct form of crime, but there…

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STATEMENT – National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2020: Twenty Years of Achievements and Major Tech-Related Obstacles

This year marks the 20-year anniversary of passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. As the nation now observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation reflects on progress made and work yet to be done. “We’re celebrating a remarkable milestone,” said Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Policy…

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The State of the Fight to End Sexual Exploitation in 2019-2020

The fight to end sexual exploitation is massive and multifaceted, and 2019 was a year filled with victories and building momentum that bodes well for the movement in 2020 and beyond. These powerful moments and momentum from 2019 would not have been possible without passionate advocates and allies being willing to join together to take…

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Phylicia Henry of Courtney's House DC speaks about online child safety at the "Protecting Children from Online Exploitation" national symposium

Industry Experts Sound Alarm on Emerging Threats to Online Child Safety at NCOSE Symposium

Online child safety should be top of mind for all of us—not just parents. We protect children from undue harm and exploitation from harmful industries elsewhere—such as the tobacco industry—but our systems and laws have not kept pace with technological advancement and our children’s well-being is at severe risk as a result. That reality was…

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STATEMENT: Experts Expose Exploitative Harms Facing Kids Online–including Social Media Apps and DoH Encryption–and Recommend Urgent Policy Solutions

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Hosts National Symposium on “Protecting Children from Online Exploitation” in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Leading experts from across the nation converged in the Gold Room at the Rayburn building in the U.S. Capitol to discuss the unaddressed threats facing children online. “Social media is removing previous barriers to grooming…

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Media Advisory: National Symposium at the U.S. Capitol on “Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation”

Experts from across the country will come together in Washington, D.C. to unpack the reality of harms facing many children online today and to provide urgent policy recommendations to address those harms WHO: National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) EVENT: National Symposium at the U.S. Capitol on “Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation: Advancing Policy…

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Why The “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act” Matters and Why NCOSE Endorsed It

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation supports the bipartisan “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act.” Right now, America runs an annual report that ranks and analyzes how well countries are combating human trafficking. Unfortunately, the criteria for this report does not take efforts to combat demand (sex buying behavior) into account, which reduces the incentive for…

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Airline industry treats sexual assaults in the skies like an inconvenience, not a crime – USA Today

Excerpt of Article on USAToday.com In April 2016, I was sexually assaulted on an overnight flight. I awoke to a male passenger grabbing my crotch repeatedly. He hit and blocked me as I yelled “no,” slapped his hands and scrambled to get away and alert the crew. Despite my efforts, and to my shock, no action was taken by the…

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Pimp Files Legal Argument Against Sex Trafficking Survivor

A Lawsuit By a Sex Trafficking Survivor Against Legal Brothels Draws Pimp’s Ire Lance Gilman, a legal brothel owner and pimp in Nevada, has filed a “Motion to Intervene as Defendants” in the lawsuit which seeks to end legal brothels in the state of Nevada. This lawsuit was initiated by Rebekah Charleston, a survivor of…

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