August 9, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Experts Gather to Combat Full Spectrum of Sexual Exploitation in Advance of the Super Bowl

WHO: National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)

EVENT: 2016 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit

WHEN: September 29-October 1

WHERE: Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13219 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079

WHY: Sex trafficking, sexual violence, child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, and more, are all links on a seamless continuum of sexual exploitation. At the 2016 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit, experts and advocates from around the nation will gather together to exchange innovative and multi-disciplined approaches to combating these social and public health ills. Training for combating sex trafficking at the Super Bowl will be provided, along with the latest research on all forms of sexual exploitation, including pornography. Pornography is linked to sex trafficking and is also associated with violence against women, child sexual abuse, rape culture, increased STI rates, and sexual dysfunction among young men. Survivors of sexual exploitation, neurosurgeons, therapists, women’s rights activists, former pornography addicts, and more will be presenting at the CESE Summit, revealing that the rising movement against sexual exploitation is galvanizing and uniting people from diverse disciplines and perspectives to address the full spectrum of sexual exploitation.

There will also be a mini Porn Harms conference on Thursday, September 1st. The one-day Porn Harms event is a 101 training for concerned members of the community who want to learn the latest research on the neurological, physiological, and developmental problems caused by pornography use. This event, which only costs $50, is vital for anyone who is seeking to better protect their children and families.

To learn more, and to register, visit: http://endexploitationmovement.com/summit-2016/

Press passes are available to members of the media. Contact public@ncose.com for details.

Haley McNamara (Halverson)

Vice President & Director, International Centre on Sexual Exploitation

Haley McNamara (formerly Halverson) is the Director of the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation in the UK, and a Vice President at the U.S. based National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She leads international efforts and joint campaigns to improve policies and education among global governing bodies, citizenry, and corporations regarding the full web of sexual exploitation issues. Her advocacy work has contributed to policy improvements in social media, online advertising, retail, and hotel industries. She has advocated at the United Nations, led international coalition campaigns, presented to Danish, Croatian and Rwandan government officials, and more

She is a former member of the Washington DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. This Committee advises DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on the multi-faceted continuum of the District of Columbia’s child welfare services, including prevention, early intervention, treatment, and sources of permanency.

Haley regularly speaks and writes on topics including child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual objectification, the exploitation of males, and more. She has presented before officials at the United Nations, as well as at several national symposia before influencers from the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Croatian government officials. She has provided training to Arlington County Child & Family Services on the social media grooming, recruitment, and advertising for sex trafficking. She has a Master of Arts in Government from Johns Hopkins University where she received honors for her thesis regarding the online commercial sexual exploitation marketplace.

Previously, Haley served for two years as Director of Communications for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she oversaw strategic messaging development, press outreach, email marketing, and social media marketing.

Prior to working at NCOSE, Haley wrote for a cultural media outlet. Haley graduated from Hillsdale College (summa cum laude) with a double major, and conducted a senior thesis on the abolitionist argument regarding prostitution. During her studies, she studied abroad at Oxford University and established a background in policy research through several internships in the DC area.

Haley has appeared on, or been quoted in, several outlets including the New York Times, NBC’s The Today Show, BBC News, New York Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, Yahoo News, Voice of America, Dr. Drew Midday Live, The DeMaio Report, the New York Daily News, the Washington Examiner, USA Radio Network, the Washington Times, CBC News, The Rod Arquette Show, The Detroit News, Lifezette, The Christian Post, Lifeline with Neil Boron, EWTN News Nightly, KCBS San Francisco Radio, LifeSiteNews, The Drew Mariano Show on Relevant Radio, News Talk KGVO, and American Family News.

She has written op-eds for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, Washington Examiner, Townhall.com, Darling Magazine, the Daytona-Beach News Journal, and has been published in the Journal of Internet Law and the journal Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and ViolenceShe has also contributed to a digital middle school curriculum regarding the links between sex trafficking and pornography as well as the public health impacts of sex trafficking.

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