YPSA organized a two-day training workshop on human rights at Shanta Niloy (Shelter Home for the trafficking survivors), Coxâ€™sbazar during 20-21 May 2013. A total of 21 trafficking survivors from different areas of Coxâ€™sbazar district have participated in this training workshop.
Topics of this training workshop includes, how trafficking violates the human rights of its victims, damages lives, feeds corruption, exacts an economic toll on governments and taxpayers, and harms society at all levels. How and where a survivors or a citizen can claim their basic rights, what the roles and responsibilities of duty bearers and right holders are. How to take necessary measures to ensure protection of the rights of migrants and to intensify their efforts to fight trafficking etc.
Training participants are now concerned about unsafe migration through the sea (Bay of Bengal) & violence against women in Coxâ€™sbazar. All training participants decided to work to stop human trafficking through unsafe migration & violence against women in Coxâ€™sbazar. Members of ANIRBAN (Survivors Voice) decided to work together to raise awareness about unsafe Migration.
Program Manager Md. Sirajuddin Belal and Counselor cum Shelter Manager Mrs. Hosna Ara Rekha of YPSA-ACT Program were the key facilitators of this training.
Coxâ€™sbazar is the one of vulnerable district for human trafficking. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in human trafficking in Bangladesh. Responding to human trafficking is an issue of human rights. Under the Palermo Convention YPSA has been implementing ACT program from 2009 by the support of Winrock International & USAID at Coxâ€™sbazar and Banderban District under Chittagong Division.