Entries by National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Google Lobbyists Fighting Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Google lobbyists are blitzing members of the U.S. Congress to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. 1693 and H.R. 1865. As currently interpreted by U.S. federal courts, Section 230 of the CDA grants broad immunity to Internet platforms […]

VIDEO: List of top 12 corporations that profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation

No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, many well-established brands, companies, and organizations in America do just that. Since 2013, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has published an annual Dirty Dozen List to name and shame the bad corporate actors in America that perpetuate sexual exploitation—whether that be through pornography, prostitution, […]

Google is a mainstream supporter of Sex Traffickers

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 filed a series of amicus briefs […]

VIDEO Exposé: Toxic harm caused by pornography, sex trafficking, prostitution & more

As you may have heard, National Center On Sexual Exploitation had an incredible event in the U.S. Capitol recently! We gathered experts from around the country to inform an audience filled with Congressional staffers, personnel from the Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, and many other influential leaders, about the problem of sexual exploitation […]

Georgia v. Scott: ‘Talking Dirty’ to a Child is Not Protected by the First Amendment

In January, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief to the Georgia Supreme Court urging the court to uphold a statute criminalizing obscene Internet contact with minors. This statute is vital to protecting children from sexual predators in the digital age but was facing a First Amendment challenge. The American Center for Law […]

Men and Boys can no longer be Invisible Victims

Upon returning to the office after hosting a successful press conference announcing our Cosmo Harms Minors campaign about 18 months ago, I received two phone calls that really changed my perspective on how we are addressing these issues. The first call was a young high school student, who rather shyly explained how grateful he is for […]

The United Nations Must Consider This Torture by Haley Halverson

The United Nations must recognize that all individuals have an inherent right to be free from the sexual exploitation, objectification, and violence which are inherently found in prostitution and pornography. The experiences of physical, mental, and verbal abuse commonly experienced in both pornography and prostitution are consistent with torture and should be addressed accordingly. This […]

No, It’s Not Your 1st Amendment Right to ‘Talk Dirty’ to a Child by Dani Bianculli

Criminal laws must be updated to adapt to the new Internet community. Like any other community the Internet is a place for business, relationships, dating and unfortunately criminal activity, including the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. This is why the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has filed an amicus brief for a court case […]

Cosmopolitan Magazine ‘Pornifies’ Christmas by Lisa Thompson with Dani Bianculli

Few people following the news could have missed the controversy brewing around the Starbuck’s “Christmas” coffee cup. Conspicuously missing from the bright, red cup is any greeting referring to Christmas or any of the holidays associated with this time of year. Whether you take issue with the Starbucks cup or not, the issue that sparked […]

Where do the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Sexual Justice?

In light of the public health crisis of pornography, rising rates of campus and military sexual assault, and the prominent issue of human trafficking, America needs a president who will stand for sexual justice. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) released the 2016 Presidential Candidates Survey on Sexual Exploitation today, in an effort to gauge […]

‘Protest for Dignity’ at Amnesty International

We organized the Washington, D.C. protest against Amnesty International yesterday while dozens of other protests happened at their other offices around the world. Amnesty’s new policy teaches men and boys that it is ok to buy women for sex and teaches women that they are just commodities. This policy increases demand for prostitution and sex […]

#NoAmnestyForPimps Campaign Launched

Why This Project, #NoAmnestyForPimps? Amnesty International has betrayed the cause of human rights through its looming policy in favor of decriminalizing prostitution. Decriminalizing prostitution is a gift to pimps, sex traffickers, and sex buyers that confers a right to buy and sell other human beings. Such policies would not protect the persons in prostitution, but […]

End Sexual Exploitation Movement Growing

I am excited to report that the 2nd Annual Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation was a complete success! Over 300 leading organizations and experts gathered to discuss not only the harms of sexual exploitation, but also the hope for our ability to make a positive difference. Attendees came to Orlando for this historic Summit from […]

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Backpage.com for Sex Trafficking

Recently, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of three young women who sued Backpage.com after they were sex trafficked as minors on the website. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) praises this decision, which allows the lawsuit to proceed to trial. After the lawsuit was originally filed, Backpage filed a motion to dismiss […]