March 7, 2018

Why You Should Be at the 2018 CESE Global Summit!

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit is just one month away! There is no single event that you could attend that will inspire you more, get you up to speed on the issues faster, or give you the opportunity to network with the anti-sexual exploitation movement’s most influential leaders.

Get Inspired

We have a phenomenal group of speakers lined up for our CESE Summit, and some of the most moving experiences will happen when you hear from survivors of sexual exploitation themselves. Their testimonies, their survival, and their strength to move forward are awe-inspiring.


We have subject matter experts and academics presenting on the best research in the field. Part of winning the battle to defend human dignity is knowing the facts and arming yourself with the best possible arguments. By attending the CESE Summit, you are receiving a compact education that will set you apart in conversations about sexual exploitation issues.


None of us can do the work of ending sexual exploitation alone. We are a team, and our biggest victories occur when our voices are stronger and louder than the people in the world busy ruining lives by fueling sexual exploitation. There is no better place to meet the leaders in the movement than the CESE Summit.

Friend, please take advantage of this life-changing event. Our movement isn’t static; it’s dynamic and growing. We are changing corporate policies, government policies, and most important, people’s lives for the better. We want YOU to be a part of these successes!

I hope you’ll join us just outside Washington, DC this April! Register today!

Dawn Hawkins

Senior Vice President & Executive Director

Dawn Hawkins is a passionate defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement.

As Executive Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a national strategy uniting conservative, women’s rights, child advocacy and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together raising awareness of the pandemic of harm from pornography. Her initiatives have led to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Verizon and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCSE has grown a network reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Mrs. Hawkins has appeared on many local and national television programs, including Fox & Friends, CNN and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the harms of pornography and all forms of sexual exploitation and what can be done to curb the growing public health crisis resulting from pornography.

Prior to joining NCSE in February 2011, she was a volunteer working for several hours each week for Patrick Trueman, current president and CEO of NCSE. While volunteering for Mr. Trueman, she was employed by a political consulting firm helping businesses and political candidates utilize digital strategies to reach expansive audiences and raise funds. Her expertise in social networking and digital strategies contributed to the successful election of several high-profile candidates in the 2010 election cycle. Dawn has worked on a number of prominent political campaigns, including Marco Rubio for Senate in 2010 and Mitt Romney for President in 2008.

Dawn regularly volunteers for organizations devoted to helping children and the homeless. She is a graduate of Tufts University and currently resides with her husband and two children in Virginia.

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