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PROGRESS! Instagram Takes Step Forward via Improved Reporting and Direct Message Tools

Instagram has made significant improvements to address the sexual exploitation and abuse that occur on its platform. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has been communicating and working with Instagram for over a year. We are grateful to report regular positive developments from this collaboration following meetings with an international campaign led by Australian Collective…

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It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Steam is Still Selling Sexual Assault Games

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is an important awareness campaign highlighting the prevalance of sexual assault in our society. Here at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, not only do we recognize sexual assault and violence as a pervasive problem but we also recognize that pornography and pop culture – whether in the…

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Meet the 2020 Dirty Dozen List

In 2020, it is intolerable for a mainstream company or entity to facilitate, profit from, or normalize sexual exploitation—and that’s why the Dirty Dozen List exists. This list ensures that their promotion and collusion with sexual assault, sex trafficking, pornography, the eroticization of incest, and more, becomes public knowledge, and equips concerned citizens with information and…

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She Was Groomed for Sex Trafficking through Twitter

Excerpt from WKOW.com article. A Madison woman who escaped human trafficking is sharing her story, hoping to help others do the same. In 2012, Lexie Weems was a struggling 21-year-old who had gotten into some trouble. “I was just in a real vulnerable state and I think that was his perfect time to come into…

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Massage Envy is Still Prioritizing Corporate Interests Over Customer Safety

A college student who just had a stressful week of midterms. A stay-at-home mother who had a long day with her sick children. A working professional who had a rough afternoon at work. I know these sorts of people. I am one of these sorts of people. These are just a few examples of people…

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2019 12 Days of Action: Steam

Action Alert #4: Up the Pressure on Steam and Demand Protections for 35 Million Kids!

The 12 Days of Action Dirty Dozen List campaign is almost over! Your final target, Steam, is one that you are likely already familiar with as it has been listed on NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List for the second time in a row this year. Steam is the largest online gaming platform hosting gamers from all…

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2019 12 Days of Action: Massage Envy

Action Alert #3: Help the 400+ Massage Envy Sexual Assault Survivors Who Have Already Spoken Up

The 3rd target during our 2019 12 Days of Action Dirty Dozen List push is Massage Envy. From July 26-28, let’s work together for change by concentrating national attention on Massage Envy. Massage Envy made its debut on this year’s Dirty Dozen List for facilitating sexual assault and harassment with poor policies, forcing customers to…

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2019 12 Days of Action: Amazon

Action Alert #2: Tell Amazon to Stop Selling Sexual Exploitation

The 2nd target we are focusing on during the 2019 12 Days of Action is Amazon. For four years Amazon has held its shameful position on the Dirty Dozen List for its refusal to honor the dignity inherent to humanity. From July 23-25, we need you to help push Amazon into becoming a responsible corporate leader in…

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NCOSE's 2019 12 Days of Action: United Airlines

Action Alert #1: Making United Airlines’ Friendly Skies Friendly Again

Over the years, NCOSE has heard story after story of passengers watching pornography on flights, passengers or aircrew being sexually harassed or assaulted, and more. While having these incidents happen at all is bad enough, what’s worse is that flight crews are rarely, if ever, prepared to handle these situations. United Airlines seems to have…

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NCOSE's 2019 12 Days of Action

12 Days of Action 2019: A Chance For YOUR Voice to Be Heard!

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List admonishes 12 mainstream targets who facilitate sexual exploitation. Because of your voices, this campaign has led to major changes at many targets over the years including Google, Snapchat, Comcast, Hilton Hotels, the Department of Defense, and more. It’s time now for our mid-year push to keep up the pressure on these cultural…

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