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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization…

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VICTORY! Another Hotel cancels ‘Black and Blue’ event eroticizing violence against women

We asked our friends, Love People Not Pixels, in Houston if they could lead the charge directly in getting an event that eroticized violence against women canceled. Our CESE Summit has energized and united many of the groups in Houston and they were eager (and hopeful) to take it on.

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Report of NCOSE’s 2017 Efforts to Defend Dignity

To my dear allies and friends in this fight, I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across…

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ACTION: Ask Major Hotel Corporations to Stop Hosting Sexually Exploitive Events

Pornographic or sexually oriented conventions, expos, or conferences held in hotels risk the safety and welfare of hotel staff and patrons. Sexually exploitive events are those that promote sexually oriented businesses—businesses whose purpose it is to stimulate, titillate, or arouse the sexual fantasies of patrons, or facilitate the exchange of commercial or group sex acts….

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THE PLEDGE: No Vacancy For Hotel Exploitation

Pornography in hotels not only facilitates harms to the user and their relationships, but it also increased demand for sex trafficking and prostitution. ALL INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVITED TO TAKE THE PLEDGE TO REFUSE TO PATRONIZE ANY HOTEL OR MOTEL THAT SELLS & PROFITS FROM PORNOGRAPHY. (Name of organization, corporation, individual) oppose(s) all sexual…

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Victory – TEXXXAS Expo Squeezed into Seedy Strip Club

The TEXXXAS pornography expo has been pushed out of the mainstream in Houston, Texas. Instead of being hosted in a prestigious hotel, the TEXXXAS pornography expo will not be relegated into a seedy strip club. This is an important victory for the movement to end sexual exploitation. In less than two weeks, two hotels (Hilton…

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A Second Hotel Gives TEXXXAS Porn Expo the Boot

The TEXXXAS porn expo could be on the verge of getting run out of town! After Hilton Hotels announced that they canceled their agreement to host the sexploitation event, event coordinators started scrambling to find a new venue. Meanwhile, we got to work contacting our hotel friends. Because of our work with the Dirty Dozen…

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Victory: Hilton Cancels TEXXXAS Expo Over Concerns Of Sexual Exploitation

Houston, we have a victory! Just yesterday we posted a blog explaining how the TEXXXAS pornography expo was scheduled to occur in Houston, Texas, next month. We reached out to Hilton executives to inform them about the harmful nature of this sexually exploitive event. And Hilton Worldwide cancelled its arrangement with the pornography expo! Along with…

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TEXXXAS Porn Expo Raises Concerns About Uptick in Sex Trafficking

Trigger warning: short list of pornographic film titles included in this article. Houston, we have a problem. A pornography expo, not-so-subtly titled TEXXXAS, is taking place at the Hilton Houston Galleria Area Hotel in Houston, August 17-20. TEXXXAS event organizer John Grey has publicly stated: “Houston needs something like this, I think, and there is a market…

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These Hotels Are Getting Out of the Pornography Business

Dawn Hawkins and Lisa Thompson discuss the numerous hotels that have removed on-demand pornography options as a result of the Dirty Dozen List and public pressure. WATCH VIDEO HERE: Starwood Hotel & Resorts (which owns brands like Sheraton and Westin) and InterContinental Hotels Group (which owns brands like Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza) have both committed to…

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