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My Story, My Dignity Pledge

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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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Janice Stewart
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We need this stopped NOW!!!!!!

Janice Stewart
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This needs stopped once and for all, why are those beasts doing this to young innocent girls, and boys, theyre brought into this world to be safe, enjoy their lives as children, andbold men marrying young girls from the age of 9-10 years old, theyre just babies , makes me sick , evil old men, but children are brought into this world to act as children , not slaves, that disgusts me so much, and me and my husband will do everything in our power to get this stopped once and for all.

Arhur B. Singfield
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God created human kind to grow up to acknowledge Him in freedom from all kinds of slavery. He placed Adam in the Garden to care for His creation, not as a slave but a token of His love in providing him with daily food and to work in freedom. Secondly, that he in return, to give God his appreciation by doing the job without fear of being bullied. God desired daily relationship with him as an employer,( if I might use that expression).

Pious Ameble
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Once it was abolished it means it’s not good for us as a people hence all forms of slavery being physical mental must end. Thanks.

Krishnakant
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If slavery is everywhere, we are the people who can end this and support everyone who are suffering

Amit J. Bhatt
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We all must remember that we all are human and we all have equal rights to live here so please be human

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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.

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