Writing for FreedomYouthProject.org

What is Freedom Youth Project?
  • Freedom Youth Project is a community based organization whose initiatives include public awareness, prevention, and restoration
  • Freedom Youth Projects works to raise awareness on issues of human trafficking
  • Freedom Youth Project provides information regarding human trafficking

Writing for www.freedomyouthproject.org:

Content is aimed at:

  • General audience

Content for www.freedomyouthproject.org is written in:

  • A news-like way
  • Authoritative manner

Content for www.freedomyouthproject.org is written to:

  • Help readers better understand the issue of human trafficking
  • Combat the issue of human trafficking
  • Inform readers of the dangers of human trafficking and how they can protect themselves
  • Provide information and learning experiences
  • Provide strategies for the issue of human trafficking
  • Provide real life stories
  • Provide people with a trusted site for accurate information

How we find content for www.freedomyouthproject.org:

  • www.freedomyouthproject.org uses Google Alerts to receive updates on important human trafficking stories
  • We look for examples of cases that provide us with data on human trafficking
  • We look for areas and issues that need to be addressed
  • We provide our audience with real life stories and informative pieces all pertaining to human trafficking
  • www.freedomyouthproject.org is a trusted site for accurate information

Rules we Follow

Never Use Name of Trafficker (We may refer to trafficker as “a 40 year old man from Boston”  or “a man and woman from Dallas” or “a trafficking Ring operating in California”    We do not want a defendant or his/her attorney to google them-self and find our website.

Don’t Criticize Our Peers in the Fight Against Trafficking (Sometimes things done by Police, Legislators, Prosecutors, or other Organizations dont go like we would like.)   These are agencies and organizations we would be proposing, advocating change and paradigm shifts.  We will not be received will if we are their critics.  We can and should propose improvements that would make their jobs easier or more effective.

We Carefully select words that don’t have negative connotation. (we don’t use the word prostitute or pimp.  Instead we would use Victim, Teen, Minor, instead of prostitute.  We use the word Trafficker instead of Pimp.  We refer to what they do as “sex-trade” or “trafficking” instead of prostitution.  We find that readers don’t perceive prostitutes as victims.

Please note that content created by volunteers is freely given to Freedom Youth Project Foundation for use as needed to serve our mission. This content is authored on our webspace and is the property of Freedom Youth Project Foundation.  This includes original, edited and derivatives of donated content for use in websites, social media, literature and other publications.  Volunteer contributors (authors) acknowledge that they make no present or future claims to this content.

Create Content with the following structure

  • state main point
  • when possible dispel a myth (all traffickers are men, all traffickers are strangers, etc.)
Body (can be one paragraph or multiple)
  • Tell the story (either of victim or trafficker, it’s important to learn about both)
  • Include relevant FACTS from story, city, age of victim, where taken, how rescued)
  • Include Teaching Moments (from many facts about Trafficking we have)
  • Include Photo, Graphic or Video where possible. The article “Pornography -- A gateway to human trafficking” is a good example of how to incorporate stories and videos into your article, though it does not have to the same length as this article.
3 Possible ways to conclude an article
  • What a parent, or child, or teacher, or police, or legislator, should know or understand
    • “Children need to be taught...”
    • “Law enforcement should seek training on...”
  • Perhaps what changes should happen to further efforts to end Human Trafficking
  • Where Solutions can come from for needed changes