Md. Siraj Uddin Belal, Program Manager of YPSA has been selected for International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on Combating Trafficking in Persons by US Department of State. This program will be held at United State of America from 3rd May to 24th May 2014. By this time he has received USA J-1 visa and other official documents. He will leave Bangladesh by 2nd May to participate in this program and will be back 26th May 2014.
The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The mission of IVLP is to offer current and emerging international leaders the opportunity to experience the richness and diversity of American political, economic, social and cultural life through carefully designed exchanges that reflect participants’ professional interests and the public diplomacy objectives of the United States government.
The specific objectives of this year’s program are:
Gain an understanding of how federal, state and local law enforcement agencies work together to prevent and investigate trafficking in persons and human smuggling cases, enforce relevant laws, and prosecute criminals;
Examine cross-border and interstate activities to address the trafficking of persons;
Discuss the role of government, NGOs, and the media in combating human trafficking and in formulating anti-trafficking laws and relevant immigrant and refugee resettlement policy;
Explore best practices in rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of trafficking survivors, including provision of counseling, legal assistance, medical services, and vocational training; and
Observe the operation of educational and training facilities, shelters, and NGOs that assist refugees, immigrants, and survivors of trafficking or domestic violence.
He will participate in different programs and events at Washington D.C, New York, Oklahoma, Arizona and California State to full fill these objectives.