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Anti-trafficking Movement:

 

Bangladesh is one of them victim countries for international trafficking, primarily the women, girls and children. Several thousand women and girls are trafficked annually from Bangladesh for the purpose of sexual exploitation, primarily to India, Pakistan, and the Middle East. Most trafficking girls and women are sexually abused; often they also experience other forms of physical and psychological violence. They are in high risk of becoming infected with STD's including HIV/AIDS and they are by the surrounding society seen upon as non-pure and considered among the lowest ranked in the society.

 

Alongside extreme limit of poverty, gender inequality plays a vital role too behind all these; also frustration and risky behavior cause a major damage behind the scene. The link between poverty and gender inequality helps the decline of the socio-economic progress. This link creates several anti-social and fatal issues too; such as, trafficking for prostitution, selling of sex for livelihood, breaking down of family norms to create frustration and driven drug point etc.

 

It is not just the problem of girls; even little boys and women are victimized to trafficking to countries like India. They are trafficked even within Bangladesh, often from the villages to the major metropolis areas with the promise of work opportunity and a better life. These little boys and girls are then forcefully involved in physical labor at rich households, child labor, pick pocketing, illegal drug selling, criminal activities, thieving, commercial sexual selling and many other unfair jobs etc.  India is one of the major markets for trafficking as people from most of the countries are trafficked here. Bangladesh is a big market where from these victims are trafficked.

 

Bangladeshi girls and women are trafficked to India in maximum number from these districts of Bangladesh- Kushtia, Jessore, Rajshahi and also from other districts. India shares 4,222 kilometers of border with 28 districts of Bangladesh, most of which are open with rivers running across. So, Bangladeshi trafficking groups have been able to build up powerful bases in the border districts of India in West Bengal and Assam, to the north and west, and these have now become favorite transit points of trafficked women.

 

One of our surveys at Goalondo brothel under Rajbari district in Bangladesh, it has been found out that almost 53% of sex workers enter the profession before the age of 20 years, and 30% do so between 20 to 25 years of age, and some of them get into this profession through deceptions of the traffickers. Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation started Anti Trafficking movement on 2006. In this long run, we have been able to include ten organizations in these activities. By mid 2007, our team of experts trained Anti-trafficking actions among some NGOs working in the border areas. 

 

 

 

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Trafficking Feature

Street Child Feature

 

 

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Maternal & Child Health Care Interventions

Education Program Advocacy on democracy & human rights, legal aid support

Basic Education for Working Adolescent program Promotional Activities

Anti Tobacco Activities Expanded Health & Education Program Project

Anti Trafficking Movement Social Mobilization Programs with Vulnerable Group

Family Planning Interventions Institutional Building through Training Program

Disable Awareness & Rehabilitation Child Sexual Abuse Protection Movement

Adolescent Girls Program Water and Sanitation for Sustainable Development

Establish Gender Equality, Women Human Rights and Good Governance

Poultry and Livestock Program Technical Services for Poorest

 

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Anti Trafficking Campaign Dowry Prevention Campaign Cultural Program Child Rights Awareness Campaign Nutrition Training Gender Training Stop Child Marriage Awareness Campaign Advocacy for Women Rights Women’s Day Assembly Women Livelihood Training Child Health Care Non-formal Education Session Capacity Building Training for Local CBO/NGO Capacity Building Training for Network Member Peer Educators Training Stakeholders & Volunteers Training Food Preservation Program for Farmer Human development and leadership training HIV/AIDS Awareness Session Anti Smoking Campaign Staffs Training Adolescent Girls Program Income Generation Activities  Arsenic Mitigation HIV/AIDS Training Session Advocacy on Democracy and Human Rights and Legal Aid Support Maternal & Child Health Care Interventions