We're off to Washington! MTR and Caitlin to address CESE Summit

We are excited to announce that members of the Collective Shout team will heading to Washington, DC next month for the 2024 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and Phase Alliance. The theme is “The Great Collision: Emerging Tech, Sexual Exploitation, and the Ongoing Pursuit of Dignity.”

Movement Director Melinda Tankard Reist and Campaigns Manager Caitlin Roper will be presenting.

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Melinda will be speaking on the topic Voices from the Digital Trenches: Youth Experiences Online:

In my talk, I will share firsthand insights into the online experiences of youth, gathered from my extensive work speaking and interacting with them in schools. I will highlight the challenges and dangers young people face in the digital world, based on what I've heard directly from them. My goal is to help parents gain a deeper understanding of their children's online lives and how they can offer effective support.

Caitlin will be presenting on the topic No Child, No Harm? The Myth of ‘Harmless’ Substitutes for Child Sexual Abuse:

This talk debunks the claim that men’s access to child sex abuse dolls and AI-generated CSAM – “fantasy sexual outlets” – can prevent their abuse of children. Evidence shows that these materials not only normalise and legitimise child sexual abuse, but that they serve as practice for predators and facilitate new methods for them to sexually exploit children. We will explore the urgent need to reject the production of replica children for men’s sexual use and focus on true prevention strategies.

Supporters can use the code “ALLIES15” to register for 15% off.

We thank generous sponsors who made this possible.

We hope to see some of our US supporters there! 


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  • Caitlin Roper
    published this page in News 2024-06-30 14:23:54 +1000

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