March 30, 2016

10 Inspirational Quotes for the Movement to Defend Dignity

Some days you just need an inspirational quote to motivate your passion to defend dignity, love, and family. Whether it’s a day you are on fire for the movement to end sexual exploitation, or a day when you are discouraged, reflecting on positive and encouraging thoughts always seems to make my day just a little brighter.

So, without further ado….

Here are 10 of my personal favorite inspirational quotes!

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“Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.”
– William Wilberforce

 

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“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis

 

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“I said ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ Then I realized I am somebody.”
– Lily Tomlin

 

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“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”
– Leymah Gbowee

 

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“If we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
– Lemony Snicket

 

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“All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”
– Aristotle

 

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“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
– Margaret Mead

 

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“We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible…so we will do them anyway.”
– William Wilberforce
(Yes this is the 2nd quote from him…I couldn’t choose just one!)

 

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
– Thomas A. Edison

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes as much as I have! We are in the midst of a very hopeful time. I am constantly inspired not only by the value of this work but also by the support given to NCOSE by you members of this movement. Thank you!

Haley McNamara (Halverson)

Vice President and Director of the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation

Haley McNamara (formerly Halverson) is the Director of the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation in the UK, and a Vice President at the U.S. based National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She leads international efforts and joint campaigns to improve policies and education among global governing bodies, citizenry, and corporations regarding the full web of sexual exploitation issues. Her advocacy work has contributed to policy improvements in social media, online advertising, retail, and hotel industries. She has advocated at the United Nations, led international coalition campaigns, presented to Danish, Croatian, Colombian and Rwandan government officials, and more

She is a former member of the Washington DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. This Committee advises DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on the multi-faceted continuum of the District of Columbia’s child welfare services, including prevention, early intervention, treatment, and sources of permanency.

Haley regularly speaks and writes on topics including child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual objectification, the exploitation of males, and more. She has presented before officials at the United Nations, as well as at several national symposia before influencers from the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Croatian government officials. She has provided training to Arlington County Child & Family Services on the social media grooming, recruitment, and advertising for sex trafficking. She has a Master of Arts in Government from Johns Hopkins University where she received honors for her thesis regarding the online commercial sexual exploitation marketplace.

Previously, Haley served for two years as Director of Communications for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she oversaw strategic messaging development, press outreach, email marketing, and social media marketing.

Prior to working at NCOSE, Haley wrote for a cultural media outlet. Haley graduated from Hillsdale College (summa cum laude) with a double major, and conducted a senior thesis on the abolitionist argument regarding prostitution. During her studies, she studied abroad at Oxford University and established a background in policy research through several internships in the DC area.

Haley has appeared on, or been quoted in, several outlets including the New York Times, NBC’s The Today Show, BBC News, New York Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, Yahoo News, Voice of America, Dr. Drew Midday Live, The DeMaio Report, the New York Daily News, the Washington Examiner, USA Radio Network, the Washington Times, CBC News, The Rod Arquette Show, The Detroit News, Lifezette, The Christian Post, Lifeline with Neil Boron, EWTN News Nightly, KCBS San Francisco Radio, LifeSiteNews, The Drew Mariano Show on Relevant Radio, News Talk KGVO, and American Family News.

She has written op-eds for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, Washington Examiner, Townhall.com, Darling Magazine, the Daytona-Beach News Journal, and has been published in the Journal of Internet Law and the journal Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and ViolenceShe has also contributed to a digital middle school curriculum regarding the links between sex trafficking and pornography as well as the public health impacts of sex trafficking.

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