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Promoting Basic Services to Survivors in Trafficking

  • Child rescued and handover to his family.
  • Human chain
  • ADC of Cox District facilitating at Life skil
  • Group work in Life Skill Training
  • Advocacy workshop
  • sharing workshop
  • stall
  • YPSA provided Scholarship and loan support to the Human Trafficking Survivors at Hill-tracts
  • Life SKill Training at Shelter home
  • Womans day
  • Training Participants of EDBM
  • Participants of Employers Meeting at Cox'sbazar
  • Orientation program on Actions to Combat Trafficking-in Persons ACT Program at Coxsbazar
  • Migrants day 11
  • Meeting with law & Enfocement authority and Upazilla Administration at Ukhiya
  • LSE training session
  • workshop
  • visitors
  • World Bank consultants visited YPSA
  • Roundtable titled ‘
  • Roundtable
  • Meeting with police department
  • 4 survivors with the Bangla Academy Dictionary and others materials
  • Rally on World Human Rights Day
  • Life Skill Training workshop
  • Visitors with YPSA official

Project title: Promoting Basic Services to Survivors in Trafficking through Integrated Approach

Donor

USAID & Winrock International

Goal

To enhance and standardize protection and care for survivors of human trafficking.

Specific Objective

1. Develop and implement standards for care and support for survivors of human trafficking

2. Improve livelihoods options through vocational and other skills training

3. Successful reintegration of survivors through an integrated community approach

Project Duration: October 2009 to June 2014

Location & Target Coverage

Area Coverage

Beneficiary/TG coverage

Name of District Name of Upazila/Thana No. of  union/Ward No. of  Village/Mahalla/Para Categories Direct   Indirect Total
Cox’sbazar, Chittagong and Feni Cox’sbazar Sadar, Ramu, Ukhiya, Teknaf, Chokoria, Moheskhali, kutubdia and Pekua,Naikkhaonchari, Lama and Banderban sadar.

Chittagong City area,

114 Union 206 Village Male

 463

535

998

Female

 32

175

207

Child

138

470

608

Total

633

1180

1813

Background

Human Trafficking is a horrific Crime as well as a global issue that affects hundreds of thousands of people every year.  As per TIP report 2012 Bangladesh is a source and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to trafficking in persons. In Bangladesh Human trafficking takes several forms and has many faces. 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. Cox’sbazar & Chittagong is the one of vulnerable district for human trafficking. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in human trafficking in Bangladesh especially labour Trafficking. Responding to human trafficking is an issue of human rights. Under the Palermo Convention YPSA is implementing ACT program from 2009 by the support of USAID & Winrock International at Cox’sbazar, Chittagong and Feni District under Chittagong Division.

YPSA will take initiatives for responding to the basic Care & support of the survivors to serve through individualized and holistic case management both inside and outside of the shelter home. As well as YPSA started a Transit home at Chittagong city area from Last year.

Major Activities

  1.  Information collection through Investigation & Field visits for Rescue/identification the survivors.
  2.  Survivor enrollment in the shelter home (Cox’sbazar) & Transit Home (Chittagong) and provide Basic Care & support (Food, Cloth, Health and Education) of survivors at Shelter home.
  3. Provide psychosocial (Mental Health Counseling) support to the Survivors.
  4. Provide life Skills Training to survivors – In shelter and out of shelter.
  5. Provide  Human Rights Training for the Survivors
  6. Ensure Necessary Health Support from Govt. & Smiling Sun Clinic for of the survivors.
  7. Arrange Vocational Training for Survivors
  8. Communicate with the schools & NGOs for Education support and Establish linkage with the survivors.
  9. Meeting with GO, NGOs & Others Stakeholders of Chittagong, Cox’sbazar,  Feni & Comilla district to develop Referral & Linkage.
  10. Meeting with the CBOs likes Imam Sommity, Journalist Forum/Press Club, District Lawyers Association, Travel Agent. Anti Trafficking committee etc.
  11. Arrange on the Job Training / Internship for the Survivors & Job Placement
  12. Business Startup support to skilled survivors for income generation & safe life..
  13. Ensure Legal Support form the court or BMET for the survivors.
  14. Formation ANIRBAN (survivor voice group) and do the some awareness and advocacy work against Human Trafficking and unsafe Migration..
  15. International Human Rights & Migrants Days Observation at Cox’sbazar & Chittagong.
  16. Participate at Survivors Convention
  17. Arrange Round Table Meeting with relevant stakeholders on Human Trafficking & Unsafe Migration Issue

Target & Achievement

Target(12-13) Achievement(12-13) Cumulative Achievement from the beginning
Information collection through Investigation & Field visits for Rescue/identification the survivors and meets their Family. Total 343 Survivors has identified and enrolled with the ACT program Total 633 Survivors has identified and enrolled with the ACT program
Basic Care & support (Food, Cloth, Health and Education) to the survivors at Shelter home & Transit Home Running a shelter home for Survivors at Cox’sbazar & Transit Home at Chittagong city Area.At Shelter Home July 2012 to June 2013 total 108 survivors and at Transit Home 21 survivors received basic care and support From March 10 to June 13 total 214 survivors received basic care and support from the shelter home and 46 survivors from Transit Home.
Make a Case Management plan for Individual survivor. Total 343 Case Management Plan has completed for survivor reintegration Total 633  Case Management Plan has completed for survivor reintegration
Information based Data Bank established of the Survivors. Total 343 survivors Information Data bank has created. Total 633 survivors Information Data bank has created.
Provide psychosocial (Mental Health Counseling) support to the Survivors. Total 194 survivors received Mental Health Counseling support Total 414  survivors received Mental Health Counseling support .
Arrange awareness session on different relevant issues for the survivors. On Going Activities 15 issue
Ensure Necessary Health Support from Govt. & Smiling Sun Clinic for of the survivors. Total 245 survivors received Health support Total  383 survivors received Health support
Provide life Skills Training to survivors – In shelter & out of Shelter Total Organize 4 life Skills Training arrange in shelter and out of Shelter and total 62 survivors has participated in these training Total Organize 16 life Skills Training arrange in shelter and out of Shelter and total 227 survivors has participated in these training
Communicate with the schools & NGOs for Education support and Establish linkage with the survivors. Total 43 survivors has received the  Non –formal education support & 8 Survivors received formal education support Total 94 survivors has received the Formal & Non-education support
Contact & reintegration Meeting with the survivors Family/Authority & Community People Total 6 Meeting organized and 167 participants were present in the meeting. Total 23 Meeting organized and 723 participants were present in the meeting.
Critical Engagement Meeting with the law & Enforcement authority, and others relevant stakeholders. Total 3 Meeting organized and 104 present as participants Total 3 Meeting organized and 104 present as participants
Arrange on the Job Training / Internship for the Survivors & Job Placement Total 12 Survivors has placed in a Job and 2 survivors received internship training. Total 33 Survivors has placed in a Job and 5 survivors received internship training.
Vocational Training arrange for Survivors Total 37 survivors has received different vocational training. Total 127 survivors has received different vocational training.
Seed money support to skilled survivors for IGA activities or business Total 15 survivors received seed support and business setup support Total 77 survivors received seed support and business setup support
Ensure Legal Support for the survivors by the support of BLAST. Total 11 Case running &  Survivors are receiving Legal support from ACT program Total 10 Survivors are receiving Legal support from ACT program
Ensure Legal Support BMET Total 1 Survivor has received the BMET support Total 1 Survivor has received the BMET support. Total 28000/= taka has received from Recruiting agency as a penalty
Survivors Convention One survivors Convention was held at Dhaka. Total 20 survivors has participated at the Convention from Cox’sbazar & Chittagong area. One survivors Convention was held at Dhaka. Total 20 survivors has participated at the Convention from Cox’sbazar & Chittagong area.

Future Plan

YPSA-ACT Program wills extent survivors service activities to all district of Chittagong Division in future and hopefully with in sort time YPSA-ACT program will start a Transit home at Chittagong City area to provide more service to survivors.

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