The 2022 CESE Summit: A World Changing Event

On November 8-10, thousands of people from across the globe gathered online for the 2022 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit

The CESE Summit is held every year as a space where people from across sexual abuse and exploitation sectors, as well as from a diverse range of professional, political, and personal backgrounds, coalesce to be informed, equipped, connected and inspired.  

This year, almost 10,000 people from 96 countries registered for the CESE Summit. Thousands were actively engaged on the Summit app, networking, sharing ideas & experiences, and lifting each other up. There were almost 80 live meetups and hundreds of discussion threads, most hosted or initiated by the attendees themselves (Note: Because the Summit offers a space for this kind of attendee engagement, meetups and discussion topics were not necessarily endorsed by NCOSE.) 

The Summit covered a wide range of topics and issues within the web of sexual abuse and exploitation, demonstrating how they’re all connected to each other and how holistic solutions are needed. Some of the topics addressed included prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, child sexual abuse, image-based sexual abuse, child online safety, male sexual exploitation, sexual addiction & compulsivity, sexual violence, sexual objectification, and more. 

Missed the Summit this year? No problem!

You can still watch every session at your own convenience by purchasing a lifetime access pass!

Glowing Reviews from Attendees

Every year we’re uplifted and honoured to see attendees leaving glowing reviews for the Summit and commenting on how beneficial it was to them. This year was no exception. Check out some of these comments from attendees:  

  • “The CESE Summit is most definitely in a class of its own — from content and gravitas of the speakers, to the human connection and EQ factor, I have not yet experienced ANY other conference where all of these incredible arrows congregate in one quiver … and I’ve attended many conferences over the past 20 years!”  
  • One attendee who had spent the last three years completing various certifications and attending other conferences on sexual abuse & exploitation issues said of her first day of the CESE Summit: “I got more out of this one day then I have in the past three years.”  
  • Attendees have said that their favourite parts of the CESE Summit are:  
    • “Knowing that over the past few years I’ve met an amazing group of individuals I can come see and it boosts my healing to know that I am not alone.” 
    • Hearing stories from survivors and understanding things that I had no knowledge of before.” 
    • “The ability to watch the videos at my pace. I also love the meet ups.” 
    • “Ability to connect, speak, learn!!! All the topics, OMG wow!!!!” 

Awards were Presented to Mickey Meji and Bumble

Each year at the CESE Summit, NCOSE presents awards to individuals or organizations who have stepped up as leaders in the fight against sexual abuse and exploitation. This year, two awards were given out: the Advancing Freedom Award to Mickey Meji and the Corporate Leadership Award to the dating app Bumble.  

Mickey Meji is a formidable and visionary CESE Africa leader, who is relentless in her efforts to abolish the system of prostitution on the African continent. Learn more about how Mickey Meji’s work paves the way towards freedom from sexual abuse and exploitation in Africa here.  

Bumble is a woman-founded, woman-led dating app that has been devotedly working to fight against the unsolicited sending of sexual images – a growing form of online sexual harassment known as “cyberflashing.” Learn more about how Bumble prioritizes the safety of women and sets industry standards for all corporations here. 

Thank you again to Mickey Meji and Bumble for your outstanding leadership!  

Take Action!

The CESE Summit isn’t about just gathering to talk about the problems. It’s about TAKING ACTION to end sexual abuse and exploitation. You can join thousands of Summit attendees in completing these quick, easy actions to incite change.

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Tell Google that it’s time to better prevent and remove image-based sexual abuse from Search results! 

Urge Congress to pass the PROTECT Act, a ground-breaking piece of legislation that will protect survivors of image-based sexual abuse and deal the biggest blow to the pornography industry yet!  

Join Bumble in calling on your state representatives to pass anti-cyberflashing legislation!

See more actions you can take at the CESE Summit 2022 Action Center

Here are recordings of some of our favorite sessions!

We’re sharing some of the most popular sessions here for all to enjoy for free!

LIVE: Movement Victories & Actions! – Dawn Hawkins, CEO; Lina Nealon, Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation and the NCOSE Team

Panel: Holding Men Accountable for Sexual Exploitation – Jamey Caruthers, Street Grace; Bill Margolis, Retired LAPD Detective; Stephany Powell Ed.D. and Michael Shively, Ph.D., National Center on Sexual Exploitation

From OnlyFans to Revenge Porn: Image Based Abuse of Women and Children – Gail Dines, Ph.D., Culture Reframed

Child sex abuse dolls: A New Form of Technological Terrorism Against Girls – Caitlin Roper, Collective Shout

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, Nobody: Who’s Responsible for Protecting Kids Online…and How – Titania Jordan, Bark; Catie Reay, Sexual Exploitation Survivor & Advocate; Chris McKenna, Protect Young Eyes; Fareeda Shaheed, Sekuva, Lina Nealon, National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Want more? Remember that you can watch all of the sessions by purchasing an all-access pass here! 

Thank you to the speakers, sponsors, and attendees who made this world-changing event possible! We look forward to joining everyone again in 2023. 

The Numbers

300+

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

100+

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

93

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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