Thursday, January 21, 2010

Friends at a Distance

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that I write this post. I am sad to announce that I will be taking an extended hiatus from blogging for HTP. On the other hand, I am also excited because I have been given a wonderful opportunity to work in Sudan. I will be the Program Manager for a community strengthening project in the Darfur region.

Blogging for HTP has been a challenge and a joy, as well as teaching me a great deal. It has enabled me to keep up-to-date with developments in the trafficking field as well as to engage with and evaluate important events. I have enjoyed your comments and the posts of my fellow contributors and am profoundly grateful for this experience. My hope is to return to HTP at the end of my contract in Sudan in 18 months.

Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this conversation and connect with a like-minded community in distributing and sharing information. Awareness raising is a critical step in combating human trafficking and, in the spirit of this understanding, I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Gandhi…There is no road to freedom, freedom is the road.

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