About ICOSE

The global community is reaching a tipping point on the matter of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Less than a generation after the proliferation of the Internet and smartphones, the marketplace for sexual exploitation and abuse has boomed around the world. Pornography’s public health harms, including rising child-on-child sexual abuse, are impacting millions around the globe. Pornography is being normalized and promoted through mainstream multinational corporations and is being funneled into developing countries through technology give-aways. Pro-prostitution lobbyists are working around the world and in global bodies of power like the United Nations to either legalize or fully decriminalize prostitution, which research shows would result in increased sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and they are funded by mega-donor organizations. And tragically, even when one sex trafficking victim is rescued, two more take their place in exploitation, because there has been no international plan to combat and prevent the root cause of the sex trafficking marketplace: sex buying (aka the demand.)

The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) works to bolster the global abolitionist movement.

ICOSE conducts joint international advocacy campaigns targeting private and public entities; educate governments, NGOs, and citizens across the world regarding the intersectionality if sexual abuse and exploitation issues.

OUR MISSION: Defend human dignity and oppose sexual abuse and exploitation across the globe.

Please consider a financial contribution to support this international effort.

Current Projects Include:

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON

Here are some of our current projects:

Updates

Our 2020 Impact—With You On Our Side

With 2020 behind us and a new year ahead of us, we’d like to take a moment to look back at all that we accomplished last year.  At the beginning of 2020, we had a three-year plan to dismantle the sexual exploitation industry as we know it, from all angles—advocacy, legislative, and legal perspectives. Despite…

Pornhub Falling: Visa and Mastercard Cut Ties with MindGeek’s Cash Cow

With Visa and Mastercard’s closely-spaced announcements about cutting ties with Pornhub (Visa’s technically only committed to suspending payment processing for Pornhub pending an outcome in Visa’s own investigation) on December 10, 2020, the façade of impunity surrounding MindGeek’s internationally known and inherently exploitative cash cow has begun crumbling in earnest. Visa and Mastercard have made…

Mastercard and Visa Cut Ties with Pornhub

The First Multi-National Online Event to Address the Harms of Pornography in Africa

In November, leaders from four African nations spoke out during the first multi-national online event to address the harms of pornography in Africa. This event was facilitated by the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Africa, and led by the speakers: Alvin Winford, African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (Liberia) Chinyere…

Campaign on Harms of Pornography Launched in Liberia

African leaders are raising awareness about the harms of pornography in Liberia for the first time. The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) – in collaboration with the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Africa and with support from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and the…

Group photo of African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) launch event in Monrovia, Liberia

Groundbreaking Training on Public Health Harms of Pornography Launched in Liberia by CESE Africa Partner

In October 2020, Alvin Winford, the Program Manager at the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN), launched a groundbreaking training on the public health harms of pornography. Alvin presented to 30 members of the Liberian Child Rights NGOs Coalition, all of whom work at different organizations advocating for and serving…

Alvin Winford, the Program Manager at the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN) presents to 30 members of the Liberian Child Rights NGOs Coalition

 

New website coming soon.

Headquarters for ICOSE in Cambridge, England

Please send any comments or questions to ICOSE Director and NCOSE Vice President, Haley McNamara at international@ncose.com.