Amazon.com, Twitter, Comcast, and YouTube—these common brands share one dark secret: sexual exploitation. Parts of their businesses contribute to the devaluing of human dignity.
In an effort to call these organizations out for what they are doing, the Nation Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) annually produces The Dirty Dozen List. It’s a campaign to name and shame the mainstream entities and individuals that benefit from sexual exploitation.
For the first time, NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List is naming not only entities, but also individuals. Spurred on by the #MeToo movement, individuals like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, and James Franco now find themselves included on the 2018 Dirty Dozen List for their actions contributing to sexual exploitation.
Since it started in 2013, The Dirty Dozen List has produced results. IHG, the premiere hotel chain with brands like Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza, voluntarily removed all pornography from its hotel chains after working with NCOSE. Hilton Hotels did the same. The Department of Defense now orders all sexual materials to be removed from workspaces. It also no longer sells pornography at Army and Air Force base stations. Google and Facebook have also positively responded to the calls from NCOSE to make change. And these are only a few of the victories from the Dirty Dozen List.
Interested in making a difference? Join NCOSE and many other leaders in the movement at NCOSE’s Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit this April 4-7. You’ll learn about the latest research and trends and make incredible connections with others passionate about tackling sexual exploitation in its many forms. Early bird registration ends February 15. Learn more about the summit and mark your calendar to attend this year.