The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization addressing the public health crisis of pornography and exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation. NCOSE embraces a mission to defend human dignity and to advocate for the universal right of sexual justice, which is freedom from sexual exploitation, objectification, and violence. To this end, NCOSE operates on the cutting edge of policy activism to combat corporate and government policies that foster exploitation, to advance public education and empowerment, and to foster united action through leading the international Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly known as Morality in Media, was founded in 1962 in order to address the connections between pornography and sex trafficking, violence against women and children, harms to children, addiction, the breakdown of the family and more. In 2015 NCOSE established a Law Center to be the legal arm and counsel of the anti-sexual exploitation movement, with emphases in obscenity, sex trafficking, and prostitution law.
NCOSE provides access to invaluable resources through its website for those who struggle with pornography, and their families. NCOSE also maintains a research website that compiles peer-reviewed data on the public health crisis of pornography.
To learn more about NCOSE’s victories and progress in the last year, download Defending Dignity 2016 Review.
Since 2011, NCOSE instigated 71 corporate and governmental changes. In many cases policies that previously permitted promoting or profiting from sexual exploitation were reversed. 15 of these victories were in 2016!
79,710 individuals took 140,997 actions against sexual exploitation through NCOSE in 2016.
300+ organizations are members of NCOSE’s Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation.
In 2016, NCOSE published 11 new resources, spoke in 22 states & 3 countries, & gathered 427,112 individuals to spread the message on social media.