STATEMENT – Global Summit to Confront and Find Solutions to Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, Child Exploitation, Pornography, and More

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Online Annual Summit to Feature Over 100 Speakers from July 20–24, 2021
Washington, DC (June 30, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is bringing leaders and concerned citizens from around the world together to address the web of sexual exploitation at its annual Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit, a free conference being held online from July 20–24, 2021. 
The CESE Summit, which brought together 22,000 attendees from 112 countries virtually in 2020, is focused on bringing a variety of experts and advocates together to solve and end the complex social issues that drive sexual abuse and exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, child exploitation, sexual violence, public health harms of pornography, and more. This Summit unites the efforts of like-minded organizations and leaders from across the world in a loose coalition irrespective of political or religious persuasions. To register or for more information about this free summit, please visit: 
“Since last year’s Summit, the Internet pornography industry began crumbling; governments around the world have brought forth legislation on all fronts; tech titans like TikTok, Instagram, and Google made massive policy changes towards human dignity; groundbreaking lawsuits have been filed; and local coalitions have formed and continued to hold the line against pro-exploitation lobbyists. We are committed to building a world that defends the dignity of every person and encourage others who want to continue to propel this movement forward to join us at the CESE Summit,” said Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. 
“Despite these gains, we continue to see more children fall prey to predators online, well-funded efforts to decriminalize sex buying increase, pimping/trafficking sweep legislatures around the world, and mainstream pornography websites actively hosting sexual abuse videos. It is imperative that our movement is unified, and the CESE Summit is designed to empower attendees to confront sexual exploitation throughout the world,” Hawkins added. 
With over 100 speakers, 2021 CESE Summit will feature experts who can talk about the latest developments and proposed solutions in these areas: 

  • Prostitution 
  • Sex Trafficking 
  • Sexual Violence 
  • Sexualized Media
  • Child Sexual Abuse 
  • Sexualization of Children 
  • Public Health Impacts of Pornography 
  • Implications of Decriminalizing Prostitution 
  • Racial Discrimination and Sexual Exploitation 
  • Technology and Online Exploitation 
  • Legal Solutions for Survivors 
  • Prevention 

Each day, over 20 presentations will be released and will be available on-demand for 24 hours so that attendees can watch any time. Film screenings are available for the entire conference to watch on-demand. There will be many opportunities for speakers and attendees to network and strategize together. All who share the vision of a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation are invited to attend. 

Members of the media can register for free here. Learn more at

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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