National Center on Sexual Exploitation


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation was founded in 1962 and since then has evolved to advocate for a world free from all forms of sexual exploitation.

With six decades of experience to its credit, NCOSE brings a unique historical perspective to combating modern manifestations of sexual abuse and exploitation. Our rich history of experience provides us with longitudinal knowledge.

NCOSE is steadfastly committed to addressing the web of sexual abuse and exploitation in its entirety. Forms of sexual harm intersect, overlap, reinforce, and fuel each another, creating pernicious sectors of sexual exploitation and injustice which destroy lives and devour hope. We leverage this understanding to develop projects striking deep at the roots of systems which support and sustain sexual abuse and exploitation.

NCOSE firmly believes that highlighting the ways sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and connect is an essential strategy that advances the entire movement.

NCOSE advances public education and empowerment, spurs united action, and conducts cutting edge  policy activism to combat corporate and governmental policies that foster exploitation. Here is how we do it.

Mission Statement

Defending Human Dignity. Opposing Sexual Exploitation.

Vision Statement

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation believes in a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation.

We believe every human being deserves the opportunity to live life to its fullest potential: to pursue dreams and ambitions; express creativity and hone talents; seek beauty, truth, and faith; experience hope, joy, and love with family and friends—to thrive. Such a vision requires not only individuals and institutions that work towards its realization but also a culture that embraces its responsibility to preserve and protect human flourishing. We aspire to create that culture.

  • Contact Information:
  • 440 1st St NW Suite 840
  • Washington, DC 20001
  • United States
  • Active In: United States
  • Forms of Abolition:
  • Empowerment, Policy Making, Awareness, Prosecution
  • Forms of Slavery:
  • Sex Trafficking, Forced Marriage