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Introducing myself and my journal: Global Centurion

About Me:
I have spent over 15 years combating human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. I founded and directed The Protection Project, a legal research institute at Harvard University (now at Johns Hopkins) that tracked the routes, patterns, and trends in human trafficking, as well as the laws addressing all forms of trafficking. I helped draft and pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and helped stand up the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. I advised the Under Secretary for Global Affairs and served as Director of the first inter-agency policy group on trafficking in the U.S. government.

My Passions:
human trafficking, global human rights, reading,

My Vision for the Future:
a place where the dignity of each person is respected and each can grow and unfold to his/her full potential

My Areas of Expertise:
human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of women and children


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Hello Laura,

It is with great honor, that I welcome you to PulseWire! I am so amazed by the work you do in with human rights research. I looked at the Protection Project website. What great work you are doing in the struggle to promote human rights, and stop human trafficking. Incredible!
I implore you to share with us your thoughts and knowledge of human trafficking issues worldwide. PulseWire is an amazing online community purposed for sharing thoughts and actions for women issues and human rights. I know you will find PulseWire to be an amazing place where you will hear women's stories first hand, discuss ideas, and mark the actions of women and peoples around the world.
I look forward to hearing your voice on PulseWire.

Warmest welcomes,

JaniceW's picture


We are so honoured to have you as a member of our community. Your contributions are so vital and I know that you will be able to transform lives as you share your knowledge, dreams, ideas and hopes with the community. Here, you will find inspiring women who have courageously confronted the inner conflict that has arisen from the difficult environment they found themselves in. I encourage you to reach out to other members to share your ideas, visions and success stories, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry.

If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. I look forward to reading more from you and I hope that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.
Director of Operations, World Pulse

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Welcome to PulseWire!

Hi Laura,

We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

The work that you have done to combat human trafficking in the US and abroad is incredible. I think you'll find PulseWire to be an engaged community of leaders, activists and supporters. I encourage you to use your journal as a platform to share your work, your story (and those of human trafficking victims) and the successes of your programs, with the rest of the community.

Here I hope that you can find supporters, partners and friends, as well as women from around the world with some pretty amazing stories to share with you.

This is a safe space for women to share, connect, learn, support and grow in the empowerment process together.


Warm regards,

Online Community Manager
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