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Cassandra Clifford
Executive Director and Founder of BTFF

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ask the Founder & Executive Director

How did you get interested in the area of trafficking?  

I often try to pinpoint the exact moment, but it was more of a gradual evolution from my general interest and work in human rights.  However about 11 years ago when I began to travel a great deal in the Former Soviet Union and see more things up close, I began to meet people who had stories that seemed only plausible in a movie.  I soon saw that this was the issue for which no one was really paying attention to at the time, and that my voice could really make an impact in breaking the long standing silence.  Once I began my journey down that road with my eyes wide open there was no way I could ever close them to the horrors of modern slavery.  No longer is the cause a cause for me, nor is it a passion or a job, it’s my life!

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