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STATEMENT – EU Regulation Has Abandoned Child Sexual Exploitation Victims  

Washington, DC (January 25, 2021) – The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) is urging the European Union to urgently reverse its e-Privacy Directive that has resulted in a dramatic decrease in reports of child sexual exploitation in the EU at a time when cases of child sexual abuse are skyrocketing due to COVID-19 restrictions.  …

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Our 2020 Impact—With You On Our Side

With 2020 behind us and a new year ahead of us, we’d like to take a moment to look back at all that we accomplished last year.  At the beginning of 2020, we had a three-year plan to dismantle the sexual exploitation industry as we know it, from all angles—advocacy, legislative, and legal perspectives. Despite…

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Mastercard and Visa Cut Ties with Pornhub

Pornhub Falling: Visa and Mastercard Cut Ties with MindGeek’s Cash Cow

With Visa and Mastercard’s closely-spaced announcements about cutting ties with Pornhub (Visa’s technically only committed to suspending payment processing for Pornhub pending an outcome in Visa’s own investigation) on December 10, 2020, the façade of impunity surrounding MindGeek’s internationally known and inherently exploitative cash cow has begun crumbling in earnest. Visa and Mastercard have made…

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The First Multi-National Online Event to Address the Harms of Pornography in Africa

In November, leaders from four African nations spoke out during the first multi-national online event to address the harms of pornography in Africa. This event was facilitated by the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Africa, and led by the speakers: Alvin Winford, African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (Liberia) Chinyere…

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Group photo of African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) launch event in Monrovia, Liberia

Campaign on Harms of Pornography Launched in Liberia

African leaders are raising awareness about the harms of pornography in Liberia for the first time. The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) – in collaboration with the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Africa and with support from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and the…

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Alvin Winford, the Program Manager at the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN) presents to 30 members of the Liberian Child Rights NGOs Coalition

Groundbreaking Training on Public Health Harms of Pornography Launched in Liberia by CESE Africa Partner

In October 2020, Alvin Winford, the Program Manager at the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN), launched a groundbreaking training on the public health harms of pornography. Alvin presented to 30 members of the Liberian Child Rights NGOs Coalition, all of whom work at different organizations advocating for and serving…

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The Unending Scourge of COVID-19 in Exacerbating Sexual and Domestic Violence—Considerations in Africa & the USA

When the first incident of COVID-19 was announced in Wuhan, China, most people were not thinking about the impact the virus would have on sexual and domestic violence across the globe. Sadly, as some victims are battling COVID-19, they—and many others—are faced with the peril of sexual and domestic violence. While the focus of world…

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STATEMENT – International Centre on Sexual Exploitation Urges Participation in Global Protest Against Pornhub

Washington, DC (October 2, 2020) – The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE), a division of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is supporting the global #TraffickingHub protest of Pornhub which has been caught hosting videos of sex trafficking, child sexual abuse victims, non-consensually shared images, and extremely racist content. “No corporation should profit from sexual…

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ICOSE Sends the United Nations a Report on the Harms of Sex Buying to Equality

In August 2020, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) sent a report to the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls at the United Nations in response to their call for submissions. The Working Group is currently preparing a thematic report on women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in situations…

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International Collaboration Continues After the CESE Summit

The 2020 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Global Summit may be over, but the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation’s work is just getting started! After the successful CESE Global Summit, which hosted over 22,000 attendees from over 110 countries, there is incredible momentum for the global movement to become more united and active than…

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