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About Us

The Global Center on Human Trafficking is a multi-disciplinary effort focused on developing innovative solutions to the global problem of human trafficking. Montclair State University, one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the United States, has a history of supporting social justice and human rights issues affecting communities across the world. What began as a university initiative spearheaded by a group of committed leaders, faculty and staff, has grown into a global center working hand in hand with survivors around the world to transform the response to human trafficking.

We are dedicated to mobilizing collective action to develop novel solutions to the complex problems of human trafficking so that all people may live free from human trafficking.

Our Vision
The Global Center on Human Trafficking envisions a world in which all people live free from human trafficking.

Guiding Principles

1) Commitment to addressing all forms of human trafficking.
2) Human Rights based approach.
3) Engaging survivors as critical partners and collaborators.
4) Cross sector collaboration and cooperation.
5) Focus on impact and results.
6) Data-supported and evidence-informed approaches.

Strategic Priorities
The Global Center on Human Trafficking work will focus on preventing human trafficking in all of its forms and empowering and supporting survivors according to 6 strategic priorities.

1) Survivor Support and Empowerment
2) Education, Outreach and Training
3) Collaboration and Sharing
4) Research and Program Evaluation
5) Policy, Advocacy and Regulation
6) Survivor Services