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STATEMENT: New Legislation Seeks to PREVENT Sex Trafficking

Below is a joint press statement from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Exodus Cry, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, and Shared Hope International regarding new sex trafficking legislation that will revolutionize legislative efforts to combat sexual exploitation. Over 200 Organizations, 30 Survivors, and 1200 Advocates Issue Letter Urging Members of Congress to Get Serious About Global Sex […]

BREAKING: Google is a Mainstream Supporter of Sex Traffickers

Report Reveals Google Support of Backpage.com Yesterday a coalition of consumer and anti-trafficking advocates released a report documenting that Google has financially backed the efforts of digital rights groups to defend Backpage.com—a website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking—from numerous legal challenges. The report cited evidence that Google and the groups it financially supports have […]

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STATEMENT: Navy and Marine Corps Overlook Root Cause of Nude Photo Scandal

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – A revision to Navy regulations prohibits Navy and Marine Corps personnel from posting intimate photos that are “nonconsensual.” “This regulation is only a few steps removed from political theater,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “While it’s encouraging to see […]

Issue: Military – Pentagon Watch on Sexual Exploitation

STATEMENT: Porn Industry HIV Scare Shows Porn Producers Value Profits Over Performer Health

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – The Free Speech Coalition—a lobby and PR arm of the pornography industry—has stated the pornography production hold in Los Angeles will continue as they await retesting for a performer who recently tested positive for HIV. The Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition concluded his […]

STATEMENT: NCOSE Supports Congresswoman Wagner’s Bill to Stop Online Sex Trafficking

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO) introduced a bill today to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which has been used to shield online facilitators of sex trafficking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this effort to clarify the law. “It’s no […]

Statement: Carl’s Jr. Removes Racy, Sexist Ads, Follows Cultural Corporate Shift Away From Sexual Objectification

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – Carl’s Jr., one of four brands under CKE Restaurants, has announced that it will stop producing racy ads for their hamburgers. CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder has claimed that the reason for the change in marketing strategy is that millennial men care more about “where […]

Statement: Twitter Blocks Porn Keywords, Takes Stand Against Cyber-Based Sexual Harassment and Exploitation

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – As first reported by HeatStreet, Twitter is now blocking several pornography-related search terms—particularly from results in the “Photos” and “Videos” section of the social media platform. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commends this improvement but calls for more change. “It’s encouraging to see a […]

STATEMENT: Arkansas State Legislators Recognize Public Health Crisis of Pornography

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – Yesterday, Arkansas elected officials passed a resolution formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this decision. “We are in the midst of a digital and sexual health revolution,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National […]

Statement: New Research Shows Using Pornography Decreases Satisfaction

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – A new meta-analysis–a reliable method for combining relevant data from various studies for greater statistical power—examining the impact of pornography consumption on individuals’ interpersonal satisfaction was recently published, and its findings contradict previous misleading research. “Pornography is sex-negative,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the […]

STATEMENT: Marine Cyber-based Sexual Abuse Scandal Reveals Systemic Military Problem

Washington DC – In the wake of the recent scandal involving hundreds of U.S. Marines being investigated for sharing nude photographs of women—including some of which were allegedly taken without the consent or knowledge of the subject—the National Center on Sexual Exploitation highlights the link between this investigation, as well as the military’s enduring culture of […]

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