The 2022 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Online Global Summit is fast approaching. On November 8-10, thousands of individuals who are passionate about ending sexual abuse and exploitation will be gathering together online, to be informed, equipped, and inspired. You are invited to join them.
So why should you come to the 2022 CESE Summit, and what can you look forward to?
The 2022 CESE Summit is a unique opportunity to find common purpose with others who believe in preserving respect, intimacy, mutuality, responsibility, and love in human sexual relationships. It’s a one-of-a-kind setting where concerned citizens, advocates, and experts, all congregate together to learn about how sexual abuse and exploitation impact our society, and be inspired and equipped to do something about it. Over 50 experts will be presenting on a variety of issues relevant to the web of sexual abuse and exploitation; they will be offering not only information but also concrete, actionable takeaways for how you can be a part of the solution.
Here is a taster of some presentations you can be excited for:
Familial Trafficking in America: Study Summary and Survivor Implications
In this presentation, Jeanne L. Allert, Ph.D, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Shelter Care, exposes common misconceptions about sex trafficking. As the Institute for Shelter Care states:
“The modern-day trafficker has too often been characterized as a cunning and patient outsider, an in-the-shadows manipulator, able to exert his or her control through promises, money, drugs, or romance. Now, twenty years into the anti-trafficking movement within the United States, another reality is to be confronted: that sometimes the perpetrator is not an outsider, but rather, an intimate threat residing within the home and heart of the victim.“
Allert’s presentation will shed light on the horrific, but all-too-common reality of Familial Trafficking – a form of sex trafficking where the exploiter is a family member of the victim. Allert will share new research conducted by the Institute for Shelter Care, and the implications it has for helping and working with survivors of Familial Trafficking.
Child sex abuse dolls: A new form of technological terrorism against girls
In this presentation, Caitlin Roper, author of the newly-released Sex Dolls, Robots and Woman Hating, exposes the production of child sex abuse dolls as a growing threat to girls. Child sex abuse dolls are life-like, replica children with penetrable orifices, modelled on the bodies of girls – even toddlers and babies – and marketed for men’s sexual use. Roper examines the implications of these products for girls, from doll owners who sexually offend against children, men who incorporate girls into their sex doll use, and dolls made in the likeness of actual children. Roper debunks common defences for child sex abuse dolls and discusses strategies for global resistance of this deeply concerning trend.
He Chose Porn Over Me: How Women are Harmed by Men Who Use Porn
Conversations regarding the harms of pornography often center its effects on pornography users or the trauma caused to performers – but there is yet another impacted population that too often remains in the shadows: the partners of pornography users. This panel will shine a light on these people’s often unspoken experiences, from betrayal trauma to pressure to engage in porn-inspired sex acts, and it will chart a course for healing and recovery. The expert panelists include Polly Scott of Betrayal Trauma Recovery, Melinda Tankard Reist of Collective Shout, Sarah McDugal of Wilderness to Wild, and Lisa Taylor of Naked Truth Recovery.
It’s Time to Get Serious About Online Exploitation. What Can We Do To Reduce Harm?
The presentation by Val Richey, the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, will focus on policy action to address technology-facilitated human trafficking of adults and children. Online platforms are being misused at scale for human exploitation. Currently, there are no obligation for online platforms to pro-actively identify and mitigate human trafficking risks on their platforms. This is partly explained by the fact that online platforms are allowed to self-regulate, implement risk-mitigating measures on a voluntary rather than mandatory basis, and are exempted from liability for harmful content uploaded by third parties. This status quo led to lack of action from online platforms and considerable increase in online exploitation. Some legal requirements for online platforms exists concerning online child sexual abuse and exploitation, but legislation concerning exploitation of adults is totally lacking. The presentation will share research conducted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on policies and legislation to address technology-facilitated human trafficking, and will discuss a set of recommendations for governments on enhancing policies and legislation in this space.
Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to learn from top experts. Register today for FREE! We look forward to seeing you November 8-10, and working with you to build a world free of sexual abuse and exploitation.