Sarah Porter joined Equality Now in April 2017. Before joining Equality Now, Sarah was the Director of Development and Partnerships at ECPAT-USA where she led resource development, grant proposals and fundraising strategies. While there she also implemented various events to inspire people to make a difference in the lives of commercially sexually exploited children. She has been engaged in anti-trafficking work since 2005, when she was in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Macedonia. Sarah focused on the issue of human trafficking in graduate school, and interned in Ukraine at the anti-trafficking organization La Strada. She researched women’s rights and child marriage for the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran, and then provided resource development for the International Rescue Committee. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from Western Michigan University, and a Master’s in International Affairs from Brooklyn College.
Sarah is passionate about this work because too many people in her life have been affected by sexual violence and injustice, and too many have been silenced or discouraged from coming forward. Sarah firmly believes that if you can change the laws you can change the culture and then the norms.
Her favorite quote is from Mother Teresa: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys snorkeling, camping and hiking.