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My Story, My Dignity Pledge

We rely upon strong stories and eye-catching images when writing about modern slavery. Raising awareness of the issues and the prevalence of modern slavery is essential, but so often, as survivors of slavery tell us, the images and language used to tell these stories do not reflect them accurately or in a dignified way.

Too often we speak on behalf of survivors and sensationalize the experience of modern slavery today. Sensationalist images and language can unintentionally create or reinforce stereotypes or negative prejudices.

You can help change this by adopting the My Story, My Dignity Pledge as an individual or on behalf of an organization, company or institution that publicly shares human trafficking and modern slavery information and cases. By adhering to the pledge, you can help ensure accurate and respectful representations, so that together, we build a movement that supports survivors and motivates action helping bring it to an end.

The My Story, My Dignity Pledge principles:

  1. Choose respectful images that are representative of the issue. Choose stock images carefully.
  2. Select text that accurately represents the story. Be careful to avoid sensationalist language.
  3. Respect survivors’ right to privacy and dignity.
  4. Obtain prior consent to using a personal story, be transparent and accurate about the process and how it will be used.

 

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Ashok braroo
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Innocent suffer the most as fraudelant people cook beautiful stories and show heavens to these young girls especially from poor background.Tjis needs to be seriously viewed as lives of innocent become hell. No one to help.

Chinaman
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Every action taken by FreedomUnited is geared towards achieving a world that is right respecting and where justice thrives.
In the world we live in Today, striping ones dignity is more animal than even decapitating them. With every name added in every campaign, we are sending a message to the world to respect humanity.
Slavery, like every other negative vice can be stopped. It is a human creation and thus it will take humans to end it. Let’s not be blind to it. Act now. Freedom=Dignity.

Vasiliki-Anna Terzopoulou
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Vasiliki-Anna Terzopoulou

Trafficking is rife the UK

Dianne Core
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Trafficking is a problem that is totally out of control,many children and young people are being sold into the slavery and the sex trade,the very agency’s that are there to protect the vulnerable are un
der a cloud we need to contact the powers that be,To control this evil trade in the vulnerable.

Andrew Walpole
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I applaud this initiative as an important part of a broader, more mature and respectful discussion that serves to tackle this serious issue, as opposed to a superficial, sensationalist and voyeuristic view which does little except distort and compound it.

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I am committed to helping build a world without human trafficking and modern slavery.

I believe that modern slavery and survivor stories must be presented in a way that is accurate and dignified. Too often we speak on behalf of survivors and sensationalize the experience of modern slavery today.

I will apply the My Story, My Dignity pledge:

  1. Choose respectful images that are representative of the issue. Choose stock images carefully.
  2. Select text that accurately represents the story. Be careful to avoid sensationalist language.
  3. Respect survivors’ right to privacy and dignity.
  4. Obtain prior consent to using a personal story, be transparent and accurate about the process and how it will be used.

I will promote the My Story, My Dignity pledge amongst colleagues and friends.

Freedom United will protect your privacy while updating you on campaigns, news and stories about modern slavery.

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