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

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Hawkins is CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the leading organization exposing the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and child sexual abuse. Dawn’s energy, creativity and mobilization skills are deployed to build a world free from sexual violence, with freedom and human dignity for all.

Dawn is deeply committed to bipartisan political solutions at the federal and state level. Her issue expertise, visionary initiatives, and innovative strategy have led to groundbreaking change in the legislative arena and in multimillion-dollar corporate policies.

Dawn has been instrumental in re-imaging the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She has centered the need to address buyer demand for commercial sex, called out corporate entities facilitating exploitation through the annual Dirty Dozen List, fostered an international movement, and constantly: advocates for survivors. Her work has sparked change at Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, the Department of Defense, Instagram, TikTok, and other influential firms. Dawn has appeared on many television programs, including CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, protecting children and families in our digital world, and more.

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