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Victory: Amazon Halts Sale of Child Sex Dolls

We congratulate Amazon today for removing the anatomically correct child sex dolls that have been for sale on its website. The sale of such dolls and similar material has earned Amazon a spot on the National Center’s Dirty Dozen List for the past two years. We also congratulate the thousands of supporters and activists in […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

Backpage CEO Guilty Plea Portend End to U.S. Sex Trafficking

Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President & CEO NCOSE Washington, DC – A guilty plea revealed by multiple news sources of Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer portends an end to sex trafficking as we know it in America. The U. S. Department of Justice has finally struck at the heart of the world of sex trafficking, […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Abolitionists Applaud Presidential Signing of FOSTA-SESTA, Provide Resources for Sex Trade Survivors

Tuesday, President Trump signed H.R. 1865, FOSTA-SESTA, into law. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation welcomes this new legislation. “Finally, immunity for those engaged in online sex slavery is over,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Before FOSTA-SESTA, sex trafficking victims were essentially barred from the civil courts when […]

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The Momentum of the CESE Summit: Highlights Video

Can you feel the momentum? Last week, 600 advocates from 18 countries gathered at our CESE Summit to get educated, equipped and inspired. The room was packed to capacity with individuals and organizations, and even members of the Canadian and Australian parliament — people from all religious and political backgrounds finding something very unique in […]

2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit

Indictment Against Backpage April 2018

On April 6, 2018, it was reported that seven individuals connected to Backpage were arrested and their property seized by the FBI. A federal seizure notice appeared on the website the same day.   Here is a copy of the indictment.   See the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Press Conference and Rally about the closure […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Press Conference On Government Seizure and Shutdown of Backpage.com

Press conference and rally regarding the shutdown of Backpage at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit. Survivors, Advocates Celebrate Watershed Moment as Backpage.com is Seized by the Department of Justice Online Press Conference at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit   After years of advocacy by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Join the Trending Conversation Online: NCOSE, WALMART, & COSMO

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a checkout lane at our favorite retailer or grocery chain just trying to pick up some necessities, when it hits us: yet another Cosmopolitanmagazine cover featuring a hypersexualized cover model and with headlines shouting out degrading messages about sex. There’s no way to escape the pornified imagery and messages. Well, […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Cosmopolitan Magazine

More than 1,000 Press Outlets Covering Walmart & Cosmo Victory

Within 24 hours of announcing Walmart’s policy change to remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from all check out aisles in their 5,000+ stores, more than 1,000 press outlets have covered NCOSE’s victory. It is also trending on Twitter nationwide.   NCOSE was on the Today Show, BBC, and many local Fox Affiliates. We have requests for interviews […]

Haley Halverson Today Show Cosmopolitan Walmart

2018 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Cosmopolitan Magazine

Walmart to Remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from Checkout Lines Following Advocacy by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has instigated a significant policy change at Walmart as part of our continued work to change corporate policies that facilitate sexual exploitation. After collaborative dialogue with  NCOSE, Walmart will remove Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout lines at 5,000 stores across the country. Protecting minors from the sexually explicit material that […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Cosmopolitan Magazine

An Update on the Fight Against Pornography in Idaho

The following is a guest post by Craig Cobia, Ph.D., founder of Citizens for Decency. Recent headlines in Southeast Idaho mentioned how our youth are struggling with pornography, sexting, and more.  So what are we to do?  We believe that age-appropriate education, designed to carefully (without introducing them to objectionable content) help children tell a parent […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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