This presentation explores how the anti-trafficking movement represents human trafficking in its public awareness efforts via visual media, stories and testimonies, and data and statistics. By the end of the training, participants will be able to identify common missteps and
Wichita State University’s Center for Combating Human Trafficking’s guide, intended to assist survivors, social service agencies, and media representatives to thoughtfully consider how survivor stories should be written and portrayed in the media and used within the anti-trafficking movement as
The Mayor of San Francisco’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking has adopted these recommendations to ensure that City departments consider the effects on human trafficking survivors before granting media access.
Countryman-Roswurm, K., & Patton Brackin, B. (2017). Awareness without re-exploitation: Empowering approaches to sharing the message about human trafficking. Journal of Human Trafficking, 3(4), 327-334.