Academic Centers

Harvard Kennedy School, Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

“The Carr Center seeks to promote human dignity through the study of human rights norms, advocacy, and observance, and through the education of leaders to understand the importance of human rights in the formulation of sound public policy. The Carr Center will ensure that future leaders have an understanding and appreciation of human rights, to apply the best social science research to create more effective solutions to human rights problems.”


Harvard School of Public Health, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

“We conduct innovative field research that takes a rights-based approach in order to understand the constraints and obstacles faced by these marginalized populations and to discern possibilities for release and empowerment. We deploy a range of methods derived from public health and law, social science and humanities. We work with local partners and with the children, adolescents, youth and families in the design and piloting of positive interventions.”


Mount Sinai Emergency Medical Department,  Information and Resources for Emergency Healthcare Providers

“Emergency healthcare providers ought to know how these cases present to their departments. This project endeavored to generate a teaching module for current emergency providers, as well as for healthcare professional students, to inform them of the clinical presentation and appropriate treatment of human trafficking victims. With said aim, this website was developed to make this information easily available and accessible to healthcare practitioners.”


Pacific Survivor Center

The Pacific Survivor Center (PSC) is committed to advancing health and human rights in the Hawaii-Pacific region.  Through direct services, education, research, and advocacy, PSC strives to heal and empower survivors of abuse and exploitation and to end human rights violations in our community.   PSC was one of the first organizations in the country to offer specialized health services to survivors of human trafficking.


Stanford University School of Medicine: Human Trafficking

“A brief set of informational resources for medical personnel, including an overview of the issue and educational resources like those provided on this site. The Human Trafficking activities intersect with the work of the Stanford Emergency Department, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford History Department, and the Stanford School of Law.”


UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) Anti-Trafficking Human Rights Coalition

“The UCLA Anti-Trafficking and Human Rights Coalition (ATHRC) is a student-led group at UCLA, founded in 2009. Since its inception, ATHRC expanded from research to practice. In 2010, ATHRC began piloting workshops at the CAST shelter to improve the health literacy of trafficking survivors. In the 2012-2013 year, ATHRC conducted 10 workshops on stress management, nutrition, reproductive health, and American lifestyle and currency.”


University of Washington Women’s Center

“The Women’s Center created an innovative anti-trafficking Task Force comprised of University faculty and staff, state and local legislators, NGOs, and other community leaders who are interested in working to eradicate the trade of human beings. Through partnerships with local businesses and various stakeholders, the Women’s Center Task Force is poised to gather real and specialized data to support education, influence policy, and increase public awareness around human trafficking issues.”