What is the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation?


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 unites the efforts of like-minded organizations and leaders across the world in a loose coalition. As of December 2016 there are more than 295 national, state and local organizations in the Coalition. A partial list of members can be found on this site. The missions of coalition members address the following:

  • 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 CESE Coalition, 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. Learn more about the CESE Summit at EndExploitationSummit.com.