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Roundtable titled ‘Human Trafficking: Risk, Prevention and Survivor Protection’ held

Raising awareness and implementation of law are necessary to resist human trafficking, speakers told a roundtable. The roundtable titled ‘Human Trafficking: Threat, Prevention and Survivor Protection’ was held at a city hotel on Friday. USAID, WINROCK International and YASA jointly organised the roundtable. Human trafficking is serious violation of human rights and loath worthy offence. The human traffickers should be brought to book and the survivors of human trafficking should be given protection and legal support, the speakers added.

Secretary of Ministry of Social Welfare Ranjit Kumar Biswas addressed the meeting as chief guest. Executive Director of BITA Shishir Datta moderated the roundtable while Associate Professor of Dhaka University Law Department Dedwanul Haque presented keynote paper.

The meeting was addressed by Dean of Chittagong University Law Faculty Professor Jakir Hossain, principal of Agrabad Women College Prof Anwara Alam, Chittagong Bureau Chief of The Daily Star AKM Raisul Hoque Bahar, city editor of Dainik Supravat M Nasirul Hoque and Additional Superintend of Police, Chittagong South, Nazmul Hasan.
Councilor of Chittagong City Corporation Gias Uddin and Rehena Begum Ranu, social activist Abu Morshed Chowdhury Khoka, director of District Employment and Manpower Office Mohammad Jahirul Islam, Ramiun Kanti Das and Chairman of Barkal Union Parisahd, Mohammad Habibur Rahman, among others.

Chief Executive of YPSA Arifur Rahman delivered the welcome speech and programme manager of WINROCK International Dipta Rakshit delivered a presentation on different activities for resisting human trafficking and protecting the survivors.
Delivering the keynote Dr Ridwalun Haque said that poverty, lack of education and awareness, gender discrimination, unemployment, women repression and poor implementation of law are the major threats and reasons of human trafficking.
He emphasised on coordination among the government and non government organisation in raising a social mass awareness to combat the human trafficking.

Discussion on the issue Anti Human Trafficking Expert Prof Jakir Hossain said that once poverty was held the main reason of human trafficking but despite the decrease of poverty human trafficking is still going-on. He also held responsible the confrontational law of the country regarding prostitution, for the increasing human trafficking.

He said people, especially women and children, are being trafficked internally and externally in different ways taking the opportunity of poverty and weakness of implementation of law. But there is no integrated data base on human trafficking in the country, he added. He appreciated the government for enacting a comprehensive law and preparing national action plan for controlling the human trafficking.

The roundtable titled ‘Human Trafficking: Threat, Prevention and Survivor Protection’ was held at a city hotel on Friday. USAID, WINROCK International and YASA jointly organised the roundtable. Human trafficking is serious violation of human rights and loath worthy offence. The human traffickers should be brought to book and the survivors of human trafficking should be given protection and legal support, the speakers added.

Secretary of Ministry of Social Welfare Ranjit Kumar Biswas addressed the meeting as chief guest. Executive Director of BITA Shishir Datta moderated the roundtable while Associate Professor of Dhaka University Law Department Dedwanul Haque presented keynote paper.

The meeting was addressed by Dean of Chittagong University Law Faculty Professor Jakir Hossain, principal of Agrabad Women College Prof Anwara Alam, Chittagong Bureau Chief of The Daily Star AKM Raisul Hoque Bahar, city editor of Dainik Supravat M Nasirul Hoque and Additional Superintend of Police, Chittagong South, Nazmul Hasan.

Councilor of Chittagong City Corporation Gias Uddin and Rehena Begum Ranu, social activist Abu Morshed Chowdhury Khoka, director of District Employment and Manpower Office Mohammad Jahirul Islam, Ramiun Kanti Das and Chairman of Barkal Union Parisahd, Mohammad Habibur Rahman, among others.

Roundtable titled ‘Human Trafficking: Risk, Prevention and Survivor Protection’Chief Executive of YPSA Arifur Rahman delivered the welcome speech and programme manager of WINROCK International Dipta Rakshit delivered a presentation on different activities for resisting human trafficking and protecting the survivors.

Delivering the keynote Dr Ridwalun Haque said that poverty, lack of education and awareness, gender discrimination, unemployment, women repression and poor implementation of law are the major threats and reasons of human trafficking.
He emphasised on coordination among the government and non government organisation in raising a social mass awareness to combat the human trafficking.

Discussion on the issue Anti Human Trafficking Expert Prof Jakir Hossain said that once poverty was held the main reason of human trafficking but despite the decrease of poverty human trafficking is still going-on. He also held responsible the confrontational law of the country regarding prostitution, for the increasing human trafficking.

He said people, especially women and children, are being trafficked internally and externally in different ways taking the opportunity of poverty and weakness of implementation of law. But there is no integrated data base on human trafficking in the country, he added. He appreciated the government for enacting a comprehensive law and preparing national action plan for controlling the human trafficking.