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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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ICOSE Raises Awareness of Pornography’s Harm in Schools to the Danish Parliament’s Children and Education Committee

In June 2020, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at NCOSE and Director of the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) Haley McNamara submitted a letter to the Danish Parliament’s Children and Education Committee. This letter accompanied and supported the testimony of Heidi Als Ringheim from Media Health for Children and Young People and urged…

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International Centre on Sexual Exploitation wins debate about inherent harms of pornography at the Cambridge Union Society

ICOSE and Allies Win Pornography Debate at Cambridge Union Society

The movement to end sexual exploitation marches ever on, as the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation’s (ICOSE) Haley McNamara — along with journalist and activist Jo Bartosch and the spokesperson for FiliA, a UK-based feminist organisation, Raquel Rosario Sánchez — won a public debate about the harms of pornography while speaking before the prestigious Cambridge…

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STATEMENT – American Express Urged to End Transactions for Porn Company

Washington, DC (May 14, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling on American Express to fully prohibit processing payments for the pornography industry in light of a new admission that AmEx makes an exception to its no-porn policy for one company. According to the BBC, “A spokesperson for American Express told…

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Mitigating the Public Harms of Pornography in Africa – The Way Forward

The breakthrough made by the Internet in fostering education and development in Africa is astounding. To a great extent the Internet has spurred the continent to follow the march of progress being pursued by the rest of the world. By and large, it has facilitated access to information, education, and communication with ease. Nevertheless, it…

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STATEMENT – National Center on Sexual Exploitation Goes Global, Launching International Centre on Sexual Exploitation

Washington, DC (May 12, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has launched a UK-based subsidiary, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE), to confront sexual exploitation. “Sexual abuse and exploitation know no boundaries. Global governing bodies and corporations make decisions that cause ripple effects around the world, for better or worse. There are…

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Card companies must stop processing payments for the exploitative pornography industry

International Coalition Calls on Major Card Companies to Cease Work with Porn Industry

As detailed in coverage from the BBC, an international coalition of child safety and anti-sexual exploitation organizations and advocates—spearheaded by our newly-launched International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE)—has launched a trailblazing grassroots advocacy campaign against the exploitative hardcore pornography industry by sending a joint letter to major credit card and payment processing companies. The letter…

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STATEMENT – Advocates in 13 Countries Call on Credit Card Companies to Stop Supporting the Pornography Industry

Joint Letter Led by The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Washington, DC (May 8, 2020) – Child safety and anti-sexual exploitation advocates and organizations from Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, England, India, Ireland, Liberia, Scotland, Sweden, Uganda, and the United States of America sent a joint letter this…

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Announcing the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation!

Sexual abuse and exploitation know no boundaries. Global governing bodies and corporations make decisions that cause ripple effects around the world, for better or worse. Take the case of Camilla* for example. Camilla is a 14-year-old girl in the United Kingdom. She was groomed by an older man online to send a sexually explicit videos…

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