CESE Guiding Values
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) is focused on bringing a variety of people together to solve and end the complex social issue of sexual exploitation, including the public health crisis of pornography, sex trafficking, prostitution, child exploitation, sexual violence, and more.
In order to do this, CESE works to unite the efforts of like-minded organizations and leaders across the world. As of December 2016 there were more than 295 national, state and local organizations represented in the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. The diverse-but-united missions and work of the myriad coalition members are represented in a wide range of efforts:
- Child advocacy and Internet safety leaders
- Pro-family organizations
- Prevention & education groups
- Women’s rights and feminist activists
- Recovery groups for survivors, addicts, loved ones
- Law enforcement
- Mental health and science experts
- Anti-trafficking groups
- State policy groups
- Technology and filtering companies
- and more…
We need strong, united leadership in order to galvanize a successful movement that will defend human dignity. Many groups around the country address specific needs and challenges in this fight. However, work and resources are often duplicated; groups are unaware of what others are doing; and many are working in isolation, constantly reinventing the wheel rather than improving or building upon existing strategies. As members of the coalition, we can create a unified front when faced with seemingly insurmountable issues in our field. If this is an issue that matters to you, we invite you to join with us to end sexual exploitation.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), director of Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, hosts an annual Summit for leaders and concerned citizens in an effort to facilitate strategy, collaboration, networking, and training on the latest research and messaging tactics. NCOSE also maintains an email list of leaders and regularly sends out announcements from CESE members and hosts webinars for movement leaders to provide deeper insight into various aspects of the fight.
Individuals and organizations who join and participate in the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation understand that they do so in a spirit of open-mindedness, respect, and tolerance. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation does not tolerate harassment in any form. Coalition members, whether engaging digitally in email threads or in-person at the CESE Global Summit, agree to respect confidentiality and understand that the atmosphere of the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation is appropriate for high-level relationship building and strategy development in growing the movement to end sexual exploitation.
NCOSE reserves the right to sanction or expel conference participants who violate these rules.