by Samantha Searls
Human trafficking exists in every community and happens every day. As the issue of human trafficking enters the public consciousness, members of the media and those of us working to end modern day slavery have a responsibility to use our platforms to shift the narrative. Through increased awareness of human trafficking we can affect how people think, feel, and react to this issue and therefore help to bring an end to the victimization of millions of individuals throughout the world.
IJPC is excited to release two new resources for the community:
- Media toolkit: This resource is meant to be used as a quick guide for journalists, reporters and other members of the media. The guide includes best practices, a glossary of important terms, how to report trafficking to the national hotline and a list of local experts and resources to be used as sources.
- Anti-human trafficking toolkit for the public: This resources is meant to be an accessible comprehensive guide to the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How to act to end human trafficking. It includes myths and facts, signs of trafficking, a list of do’s and don’ts, along with other helpful information.
These toolkits were created by Kendra Niese, graduate level intern from Indiana University for the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) with the gracious help and guidance from the Public Education and Awareness Committee of the End Slavery Cincinnati Coalition. Graphic design was contributed by Eric Starost.