Everything we know about human trafficking – including everything in this guide – comes from the lived experience of people who have come out the other side and shared what they have learned.
Working in real partnership with survivors as you craft your content is the single most important step you can take to ensure your work is as impactful as it is entertaining and informative. It also means taking care not to re-exploit people who have already lived through trauma and dehumanization.
Hiring survivors with lived experience relevant to your content to consult on the project and compensating them as you would any other expert
Hiring survivors to work on the project in other capacities, including the co-creation of content
Never using a survivor’s personal story or experience without express permission of the survivor
Never telling someone else’s story without compensation
Being clear about how a person’s story of their own lived experience will be used – and how many times – before the person shares their story
To find survivor consultants and connect with survivor-led organizations that focus on survivor leadership, empowerment, and professional development, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect directly with some of the organizations below.