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Issue: Military – Pentagon Watch on Sexual Exploitation

Sexual Assault: The Silent Battle of American Soldiers

When young service members enlist in the military, they recognize they may be put in harm’s way. However, many of our service members are under attack from within. The danger that too many of our service members face inside the military’s ranks won’t earn them any medals or awards for heroism, but the emotional scars…

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STATEMENT – U.S. Military Must Address Systemic Sexual Exploitation in Wake of Vanessa Guillén Death

Washington, DC (July 9, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to reform its military culture to address systemic sexual abuse and exploitation in the wake of the death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, who reportedly was sexually harassed before disappearing in April, and the…

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Image of a woman in military fatigues with her face blurred to represent the problem of the military's porn culture

DoD Must Address Porn Culture in the Military If Serious About Decreasing Sexual Assault

*Featured image is a stock photo from Pexels* Sexual assault will never end while human beings are seen as commodities. Women will never achieve equality while they can legally be bought and sold. The Department of Defense needs to understand this in order to meaningfully address sexual assault. The sad truth is that instances of…

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Follow the 2019 CESE Summit Online

I can hardly contain my excitement as I write this email! The Fifth Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Global Summit starts next week! The CESE Global Summit brings together over 60 top speakers presenting their research, innovative strategies, and lasting solutions. More than 600 leaders from around the world will be in attendance! We’re gathering…

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Navy erectile dysfunction

Navy Study Reveals Link Between Porn Use and ED

A recent study published in the Military Medicine journal looked at the relationship between sexual dysfunction and pornography use, and showed several key findings. There is a growing body of research on pornography as a public health crisis. Based on academic literature on pornography induced erectile dysfunction (PIED) as well as the increasing acceptance and…

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Podcast: How Do Strip Clubs and the Military Relate to Sex Trafficking?

Ep. 31 Dan O’Bryant addresses the way strip clubs feed sexual exploitation Strip clubs are often seen as a harmless form of entertainment for men. While they are certainly everywhere from the sides of interstates to the heart of our nation’s capital, and pull patrons from all walks of life, some of strip club’s most…

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Three Recent Victories We Almost Missed: Snapchat, Google, U.S. Navy

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we’re incredibly busy defending dignity each and every day. For example, we’re currently preparing for the launch of our 2019 Dirty Dozen list on February 11th at 11am Eastern. We hope you’ll join us! We’re so busy that there’s three major victories we almost missed! Each of these…

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U.S. Navy Submarine Commander Demoted After Purchasing Prostituted Women

A United States Navy submarine commander was demoted last summer after he admitted to hiring prostituted women while stationed in the Philippines.  The Navy was quick to act in taking disciplinary action against the commander, who abused his power/money to exploit women, once the accusations were proven true. Sexual exploitation in the military is tragically…

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