Agreement for Media Release:  audio or video broadcast, social or print media

Thank you for your support of Refuge for Women in our mission to provide safe places for women to escape from being trafficked and exploited. We want to provide survivors an opportunity to heal, rebuild and start over. It is an honor to collaborate, educate and raise awareness with like-minded organizations in the fight against the dark industry of human trafficking. The purpose of this agreement is to clarify expectations for both parties and avoid any misunderstandings. Refuge for Women prioritizes the safety of the survivors we serve. Due to the nature of trauma and abuse suffered by many survivors, we must take active measures to ensure our current and former residents are not endangered, triggered, re-traumatized, and/or re-exploited in any way either through private or public communications, media or marketing in an effort to educate and raise awareness for the issue of human trafficking. Refuge for Women would like the opportunity to preview all content prior to public release for reasons outlined in the agreement guidelines

Agreement Guidelines:

  • All content provided from Refuge for Women should be used as recorded or written, without modifications, unless otherwise agreed to or approved

  • Refuge for Women’s name, description, contact details may be included in media releases

  • All broadcast or recorded content should be used as is at the time of recording or interview. If any ‘B-roll’ or alternate content is created or repurposed (e.g. voice over with different images, etc.) please submit for review and agreement. This is to ensure no images are unintentionally created that may endanger, re-traumatize or re-exploit survivors in any way.

  • Use of Refuge for Women’s name, logo or content should be provided by Refuge for Women, Inc. and/or approved prior to release for each instance

  • If any images or content is created that is deemed harmful, re-traumatizing or exploitive to human trafficking survivors, Refuge for Women will contact the creator and request that it be removed from all media outlets and respectfully ask that you honor that request

Approved content to include on websites, social media, press releases and books.

Refuge for Women is a non-profit, faith based organization providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. With multiple locations across the U.S., Refuge for Women offers up to twelve months of safe housing, at no charge to the resident, with around the clock care as clients progress through evidence-based, trauma-informed programming. The compassionate staff is trained to help residents work through the program to reclaim their identities and reach their goals to overcome addictions, heal from trauma and develop life skills leading to healthy, balanced living and financial independence. Refuge for Women strives to help each woman complete the program with a vision for her future, equipped to succeed and sustain a life marked with dignity and hope.