Global Center on Human Trafficking at Montclair State University
The Global Center on Human Trafficking at Montclair State Univerity 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 centre working hand in hand with survivors around the world to transform the response to human trafficking.
The Global Center on Human Trafficking team is 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. The Global Center on Human Trafficking is focused on building survivor-inclusive research, policies and practices that reflect the lived experience of human trafficking survivors. The Global Center on Human Trafficking envisions a world in which all people live free from human trafficking.
Lead Program Partner
With our partners, Savana Signatures will act as an advisor in the development of program content, drawing on their extensive first-hand project experience and local knowledge. Based in Tamale, Northern Region, Savana Signatures will be the delivery partner for the implementation of the Hope Education Project program on the ground. They will be responsible for implementing the pilot project in Walewale, Mamprusi West District, North East Region of Ghana and subsequently for the roll-out of the broader project within Ghana.
Act for Change
Act for Change is a youth-led NGO registered in 2011 based in James Town, Accra, an historic centre of the colonial slave trade and both source and destination for human trafficking in Ghana. They use forum/interactive and popular theatre as well as other participatory methods to advocate social issues that affect communities. Act for Change has been working mainly in Accra but also in the Eastern, Western, Central, and Northern regions targeting mainly young people, women and children.
The vision of Act For Change is to implement sustainable programmes where young people are able to access information and opportunities to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Its mission is to effect behaviour change and improve the quality of life using forum theatre and various tools to effect social change.
The objective of Act For Change is to empower young people through human rights training using informal education and training methodologies to develop their self-esteem and acquire vocational and life skills to help them make informed choices on issues that affect them and the community. They use interactive theatre to bring about behaviour change, thereby reducing anti-social and criminal behaviour, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Their programs also seek to promote the sexual and reproductive health rights of all marginalised and disadvantaged people within the community.
Act For Change will act as an advisor in the development of program content drawing on their extensive experience with victims and survivors of human trafficking. Act For Change will implement the theatre element of the Hope Education Project program for the pilot project and the subsequent roll-out within Ghana.
Mullen Lowe Accra, also known as Lintas Ghana Ltd, is a wholly Ghanaian-owned integrated communications agency established in 1927. They are a member of the Mullen Lowe Group and affiliate of the InterPublic Group.
Mullen Lowe Accra has been building brands and shifting consumer behaviours over decades. They are proud of their heritage having worked with most household brands and social causes within the public and private sectors of Ghana.
Mullen Lowe Accra will leverage their decades of experience and expertise in social behaviour change communications to deliver campaign materials, initially videos, for the Hope Education Project.
Mullen Lowe Accra has vast insights and local knowledge in creating award-winning and targeted health and social change campaigns. They are currently working in 17 Districts within the northern parts of Ghana as well as on national-level social change campaigns.
Monkey Business Images
UK Video Partner
Monkey Business is a leading producer of quality royalty-free imagery and footage. Based in the UK but with projects across the globe, our in-house team shoots all aspects of life. With a focus on the genuine and authentic, our portfolio of creative and engaging visuals provides media producers around the world with original and trend-driven content.