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Pollicy’s Digital Advocacy Toolkit

To conduct digital advocacy effectively, one needs to have a clear plan in mind, a good understanding of the target audience, and a clear picture of the intended results.

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NSN 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report Input

View the feedback we sent to the U.S. Department of State on behalf of our members for the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report.

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Core Foundations for Community Accountability

This video is part one of a four-part series on community accountability led by Rebekah Layton. It was the pre-work for our February 3 NSN weekly skills session for onboarded NSN members.

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Meaningful Engagement of People With Lived Experience: January 25 Launch Panel Discussion

On January 25, 2023, the NSN and GFEMS co-hosted a hybrid in-person and virtual launch event to introduce our Meaningful Engagement of People with Lived Experience toolkit. Click the button to listen to the podcast of that event on Soundcloud, and click the title to the left to listen while viewing a transcript.

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Meaningful Engagement of People with Lived Experience Toolkit

This toolkit provides a framework and analysis for understanding, assessing, and prioritizing meaningful survivor engagement. Learn more about the Lived Experience Engagement Spectrum and how to move your organization up the Lived Experience Inclusion Ladder. Learn about how to address common barriers to meaningful lived experience and get access to 30+ pages of surveys, tools, and evaluation guidance you can use to measure your organization’s progress.

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Emergent Space (alternative to “brave” and “safe” space facilitation)

If you’ve ever felt like “safe space” was too bubble-wrapped but that “brave space” felt too risky, this booklet is for you, and uses the principles of Emergent Strategy to create a third option! But first, how are they different? How are they similar? Emergent Space attempts to bring together the best parts of both brave and safe space frameworks using a holistic, anti-oppression lens.

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Empowering Meaningful Survivor Engagement in the Movement

Our theme for Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month (January, 2022) was 31 Days of Change to Empower Survivor Leadership in the Anti-Human Trafficking Movement. Each day of the month, we shared a recommendation for movement change that could empower survivor leaders.

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Workplaces Respond National Resource Center

Workplaces Respond provides resources, training, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, and stalking impacting the workplace.

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Highlights from Care, Self-Determination, and Safety: A Community-Centered, Public Health Approach to Preventing Human Trafficking

This shorter document includes key points and highlights from Care, Self-Determination, and Safety — the NSN’s foundational prevention document.

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Care, Self-Determination, and Safety: A Community-Centered, Public Health Approach to Preventing Human Trafficking

Care, Self-Determination, and Safety outlines the NSN’s approach to preventing human trafficking using a community-centered, public health, root causes approach that changes the societal and structural drivers that perpetuate human trafficking.

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The Role of the Organizer

At the NSN, we draw on and hope to build upon the deep historical legacy of community organizing and grassroots solidarity. Following is a resource on the role of the organizer, by Mike Miller. Mike Miller is a 60 year veteran community organizer working in the tradition of Saul Alinsky, for whom he was a project director, and the Deep South organizing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, on whose staff he served for five years.

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Unfreedom in labour relations: from a politics of rescue to a politics of solidarity?

Excerpt: “This Special Forum seeks to explore the possibilities for challenging labour unfreedoms through exercising solidarity.

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Engagement of lived experience in international policy and programming in human trafficking and modern slavery: reflections from North America

This is the North America regional report for: A Review of Promising Practices in the Engagement of People with Lived Experience to Address Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Additional resources can be accessed on the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC) website.

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Full report: A review of current promising practices in the engagement of people with lived experience to address modern slavery and human trafficking

This is the full report: A Review of Promising Practices in the Engagement of People with Lived Experience to Address Modern Slavery and
Human Trafficking. Additional resources can be accessed on the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC) website

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Research Summary: Promising practices in the engagement of people with lived experience to address modern slavery and human trafficking

This is a summary of the report: A Review of Promising Practices in the Engagement of People with Lived Experience to Address Modern Slavery and
Human Trafficking. The full report can be accessed on the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC) website.

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Darnell’s Story by Chris Ash

Darnell’s story is a composite created for Freedom Network USA’s Decal Project campaign. Use allowed provided appropriate citation. Content warning: homelessness, substance use

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Maryam’s Story by Chris Ash

Maryam’s story is a composite created for Freedom Network USA’s Decal Project campaign. Use allowed provided appropriate citation. Content warning: forced labor, threats of sexual violence, domestic servitude

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Alex’s Story by Chris Ash

Alex’s story is a composite created for Freedom Network USA’s Decal Project campaign. Use allowed provided appropriate citation. Content warning: homophobia, trafficking in commercial sex, threats of deportation

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Mel’s Story by Chris Ash

Mel’s story is a composite story of someone with lived experience of child sexual abuse, domestic minor sex trafficking, adult sex work, and adult trafficking within commercial sex. It is a helpful teaching tool for “meeting the person where they are” and how someone’s healthcare, service, and support needs might change at different points in their life.

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Trauma-informed Interpretation

This training offers an overview for interpreters and organizations that work with interpreters on a trauma-informed approach when interpreting for survivors.

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Event Host Guidelines for facilitating an inclusive and professional space for speakers and trainers

Guidelines by the NSN and HEAL Trafficking for facilitating an inclusive and professional space when hiring speakers and trainers.

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Active and Reflective Listening as a Support Person

This training offers a basic overview of active and reflective listening skills that can be used in peer support, crisis response, and facilitator spaces.

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Tips for Managing Workplace Trauma Responses

This series explores common trauma triggers survivors may experience in their professional lives, and offers sample language for professional replies.

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Scarcity Thinking and Movement Leadership

An incomplete understanding of “survivor leadership” in the work can lead to a sense of competition between people with lived experience in the work, rather than a sense of solidarity. What do we mean by “scarcity thinking” in this context? What kinds of work are there in our movement and sector? Where do we begin to move into regular work in the movement? This training explores these questions and more.

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Trauma-Informed Storytelling

Blog post with associated video training highlighting principles of trauma-informed storytelling and why it is important to use in your advocacy and education efforts.

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Rethinking Survivor Leadership

This training from the National Survivor Network rethinks how we understand “survivor leadership” and offers practical tips and solutions for survivors, our allies, and organizations leading the effort to end human trafficking.

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Research Guide to Conducting Ethical Research on the Sex Trades

This research guide from the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center provides an …

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Navigating Professional Boundaries

Video training with examples of how to navigate boundaries in the workplace

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NSN Statement on End Demand

On May 20, 2022, the NSN formally released a statement wholeheartedly opposing end demand (“Demand …

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SPOG Submission on Racial Equity in Anti-Trafficking Work

On March 14, 2022, the National Survivor Network submitted feedback to the human trafficking Senior Policy Operating Group (SPOG) on racial equity in human trafficking.

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Section 230 Protects All of Us

In our explanation of the EARN IT Act and our concerns around privacy, surveillance, community organizing, and safety we used a parallel of a coffee shop to highlight how to think through privacy concerns with digital surveillance.

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Tips for Negotiating Pay

NSN writeup to support the development of negotiating employment or contract work

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Sample and Template Forms for Nonprofit Leadership

This page includes ideas for templates and sample products/policies nonprofit professionals may find useful. Consider saving these forms, or similar forms, into a folder you share with new hires as part of their onboarding. 

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