We have created this page to assist reporters in their coverage of stories on Truckers Against Trafficking.
Mission: Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c) 3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking as part of their regular jobs.
Making an Impact:
There’s a methodology and a philosophy behind the language TAT uses. It’s specific and vetted with respected people within the movement, as well as a number of survivor advocates. We prefer this language be used whenever speaking/writing about those who have been trafficked:
Please do not use the words:
Please do use:
Unless speaking about a specific victim/survivor, where you know the gender, age, etc., please keep the language gender neutral, ageless, and indicative that something was done to the victim … they aren’t what has been done to them. They aren’t prostitutes. They have been prostituted.
There is NO such thing as a “child prostitute” or a “teen prostitute.” Anyone under the age of 18 being sold for commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking. (TVPA).
Footage : You may use our three-minute training video trailer. However, the video may not be altered in any way. Credit must be given to Truckers Against Trafficking. Click here to view the video on DropBox and look for the Download option in the upper right corner.
TAT’s Programs: A link to the “What We Do” page, explaining our programs
You may use any of the below infographics. If you need assistance in downloading them, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org