International Leaders are Meeting at the CESE Summit
The 3rd annual Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit is bringing leaders together! We have over 400 attendees from over 30 states and 7 countries gathering together to learn, network, and strategize about how to make a difference.
Know this: you are not alone. There is an entire army of people who care about human dignity behind you.
The theme of the 2016 CESE Summit is ‘Exposing the Seamless Connections between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation.’
Dawn Hawkins from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation explained this theme, stating:
“Most advocates rightly specialize and focus on one issue. However, it’s also invaluable to take a step back and get a panoramic view of the entire complex problem of sexual exploitation. For example, we recognize that pornography plays a role in increasing the demand for sex trafficking, and that pornography is linked to increases in sexual violence. We also know that child sexual abuse often predates an individual’s entry into prostitution, and that sexting makes many adolescents vulnerable to revenge porn or sexual extortion. The CESE Summit is the place we make these connections, and learn how diverse disciplines can work together to create a stronger movement.”
Thank you for being a part of this movement, from near and from afar. No matter where we are, we are all united in seeking a world free from sexual exploitation!