Welcome to Freedom-U!
Freedom-U is specifically designed to engage university & college students in the movement to end the trafficking of children and young people in this country. This initiative provides university and college students with knowledge, skills and tools to engage in resume' worthy work and become advocates for their younger peers who are at the highest risk from the deceptions used to lure victims into the world of human trafficking.
There is much work to be done to properly address human trafficking both as a crime and more importantly as a public health issue. These gaps and issues provide a great opportunity for university and college students to leverage so many aspects of your current field-of-study, age and stage in life into work that can have both an immediate and lasting impact on this issue.
Your Current Interest in Human Rights which is often thought of as a global and third-world issue. Human trafficking is fundamentally a human rights issue and it provides a domestic platform for those who care about this issue.
Your Field of Study and Career Plan can also be leveraged into work preventing and combating human trafficking. Students planning careers in social-work, law, criminal justice, psychology, medicine, and many others can find their education and training to be assets at Freedom-U. There are many other fields of study, which may surprise, which also provide skill sets which are critical, such as business, marketing, computer science, web development, graphic design, communications, journalism, ministry and others.
Your Current Age and Knowledge of Youth Culture is a tremendous asset because a main strategy requires reaching and communicating with youth, who are the primary targets of traffickers. Understanding how to reach and communicate with the youth culture is essential. Youth culture also tends to set trends regarding which social media is in, which instant message platform is hot. Traffickers spend time learning how and where to reach youth and have harnessed the online channels as a way to approach, connect and deceive their targets.