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

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.

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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

Townhall: When Churches Become Scenes of Sexual Abuse

Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach, at NCOSE wrote an op-ed for Townhall.com about sexual abuse in churches. Below are excerpts of the op-ed, along with curated resources. This week a grand jury reported on documents from six Catholic Church dioceses in Pennsylvania that revealed 300 “predator priests” have been accused of sexually abusing […]

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How Abusive Relationship Erotica Infiltrated a Girl Scouts Camp via iBooks

Before relocating to Washington, DC I was a Girl Scout Camp Counselor in a state down south. Summers of hiking, canoeing, a bunch of s’mores and growing strong girls were unparalleled and incredibly rewarding.  One summer, I became a Unit Leader—female counselors ages 14-17 that help lead energetic yet nervous eight to ten-year-old girls who […]

U.S. House Passes a Bill to Ban Child Sex Dolls

Child sex dolls are incompatible with a civilized society. This Wednesday, the House of Representatives, agreed with that statement by passing a bill to prohibit the importation and interstate sale of sex dolls or robots designed to resemble children. This bill, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017, or “CREEPER Act,” was introduced […]

The Videogame Company Steam Welcomes Sexual Violence Games, Reverses Restrictions

A month after Steam told select game developers to pull sexual content from their game they have reversed their stance and created a new policy to “allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.” The National Center on Sexual Exploitation denounces this decision in light […]

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When Will #MeToo Include Males Too?

Amidst the rise of the #MeToo movement and the swift takedown of dozens of high profile men after allegations of sexual harassment and assault, many women have felt empowered to speak out about their own experiences with abuse and harassment. The national spotlight is directed toward women, and society is beginning to believe them and […]

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Actions

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

Email Steam Executives

Share your STORY

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