About International Centre on Sexual Exploitation
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.