The Problem

What Is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a broad term used to encompass experiences of rape, sexual coercion, assault, harassment, abuse, and more. Tragically, countless men and women of all ages live in light of these experiences.

In the age of #MeToo, and the heightened cultural dialogue surrounding sexual harassment, assault and consent, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation also recognizes that pornography and pop culture – whether in the form of movies, television or advertisements – regularly normalizes and even glamorizes sexual violence. Therefore, in order to instigate a cultural shift that denounces all forms of sexual violence, it is vital to address these societal influences.

Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to sexual violence.

NCOSE Campaigns

Internet-based bulletin board-type advertising forums have contributed to an explosion in prostitution advertising and sex trafficking.

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

coalition to end sexual exploitation

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) unites groups and advocates addressing diverse issues of sexual exploitation for joint projects and the CESE Summit.

 

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

hbo

HBO is increasingly producing shows like Game of Thrones, and more, that feature extreme scenes of gratuitous nudity, sex, and sexual violence. HBO is portraying sexual violence as mere entertainment.

This groundbreaking campaign serves to shed a light on the victimization of boys and men, regarding all forms of sexual exploitation.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has developed this agenda to provide Congress and the executive branch with critical recommendations that combat sexual exploitation and preserve human dignity.

Updates

Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Assault and Rape Conviction, Explained

On February 24, 2020, a New York jury handed down a verdict that meant the sex predator movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape in the third degree of one victim and criminal sexual assault in the first degree of another victim. Both women testified to their abuse during trial. Harvey Weinstein’s conviction…

A black and white photograph of Harvey Weinstein headlines a blog about Harvey Weinstein's convictions (Photograph Credit: Thomas Hawk [Some Rights Reserved])

A Third Case of Child Abuse Showed up on This Mainstream Porn Site

Excerpt from The Sun A fourth-grade Catholic school teacher will spend nearly seven years behind bars for filming herself raping a teenage girl and then uploading the videos to a porn website. Dawn Giannini recorded several videos of herself sleeping with a girl – who is also a relative of hers – when the girl…

Is Visa Processing Payments for Sex Trafficking Porn Videos? It’s Likely.

The credit card company, Visa, is partnering with the pornography industry by processing payments for pornography with themes of sexual violence, racism, and incest – and sometimes even videos of real-life sex trafficking victims. It is impossible for the pornography industry to judge from the content of a video or image whether force, fraud, psychological…

Steam is Still Selling Sexual Assault-Themed “House Party” Game

House Party is described by its creators as “a sexually charged, 3D point-and-click adventure”. In the game, you as the player are at the titular house party where you proceed to choose your own adventure…an adventure that includes getting in fights, groping women, masturbating wherever you please, and coercing women to have sex with you….

The Visa Credit Card is Partnering with the Porn Industry

The credit card company, Visa, is partnering with the pornography industry by processing payments for pornography with themes of sexual violence, racism, incest, and the fetishization of minors. By doing so, Visa is supporting and normalizing the pornography industry, despite its sexually exploitive nature including harm to performers, sex trafficking victims, and even large scale public…

Actions

Email Wish Executives: Remove Objectifying Products for Your Marketplace

Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Promoting Pornography, Sexual Violence and Prostitution via The Deuce

Email Steam Executives

Share your STORY

Personal stories help elected and business leaders to see the grave harm associated with this material and can be very helpful in getting them to change their policies. All will be shared anonymously. Please email your story to public@ncose.com.