Anti Human Trafficking
Title of the Project: Anti Human Trafficking Project
Background of the Project:
Human trafficking is the third largest profitable industry in the world. Child trafficking unlike many other issues is found in both developed and developing nations. Trafficked childrenÂ are used for prostitution, forced into marriage, illegally adopted, used as cheap or unpaid labour, used for sport andÂ organÂ harvesting.Â ChildÂ traffickingÂ isÂ about takingÂ childrenÂ outÂ ofÂ theirÂ protectiveÂ environmentÂ andÂ preyingÂ onÂ theirÂ vulnerabilityÂ forÂ the purpose of exploitation.
IndiaÂ isÂ aÂ source,Â destination,Â andÂ transitÂ countryÂ forÂ traffickingÂ forÂ manyÂ purposesÂ suchÂ as commercial sexual exploitation. Children are trafficked to Middle Eastern countries for sport such as camel racing.
There is a rising demand for live-in maids in urban areas. This has resulted in trafficking of girls from villages in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to live under extremely poor conditions first in “placement agencies” and later in the employers homes. Placement agents keep the girls in small unhygienic rooms packed together.Â They are often made to do the placement agentâ€™s household work and subjected to sexual abuse. Falling sex ratios in Haryana and Punjab has led to a need for trafficking of brides from villages in Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal, who have been sold off by the parents. It is seen that fourteen years girl was sold and married to a 48-year old man for Rs 15,000 in order to produce a male successor.
The primary target groups are trafficked children or children subjected to unsafe migration. Trafficked girls from particularly in target blocks of South 24 Parganas district trafficked in their adolescence for prostitution in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and other metro cities.Â In the areas of depressed socio economic conditions, the children (primarily girls) grow up in patriarchal societies where their participation in their lives is to the bare minimum. Their vulnerability to being trafficked in many cases is poverty. They are most typically trafficked by a trusted one â€“ often a close lover or friend. Once in prostitution, they are in debt bondage under madams and brothel keepers, under severe physical, sexual and emotional torture by pimps and their clients, and often have to provide free sex to corrupt police men.Â TheÂ debtÂ theyÂ incurÂ isÂ thatÂ ofÂ theÂ moneyÂ thatÂ isÂ paidÂ toÂ traffickersÂ asÂ theyÂ are purchased. They are forced to internalize the identity of a prostitute and to accept the burden of the debt they have to pay back to their madams.Â TheÂ projectÂ targetsÂ theseÂ girlsÂ andÂ youngÂ womenÂ whoÂ areÂ traffickedÂ for prostitution and labor, for their rehabilitation.
Trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation is an organized crime that violates basic human rights. India has emerged as a source, destination and transit for both in-country and cross border trafficking. The problem of trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation is especially challenging due to its myriad complexities and variation. Poverty, low status of women, lack of a protective environment etc are some of the causes for trafficking.
As per our working experience in the field of anti human trafficking we have gather the experiences the root cause behind the immoral human trafficking as follows…
- The families those who are financially weak.
- Those who are illiterate.
- Promises of false mirage or job.
A approach is needed which will undertake preventive measures for trafficking especially in vulnerable areas and sections of population; and to enable rehabilitation and reintegration of the trafficked victims.
The aim of the Trafficking programme is to aware community about the consequences of unsafe migration and to give them information about the ways to practice safe migration and hence achieve dignified human living. So we have taken every possible step in implementing the project with the best efforts within our reach. As the project is unfolding vulnerable community to healthier life, we look forward to capacitate to reduce their vulnerability with positive attitude towards the prevention of the trafficking which could be sustainable effect in the society.
- To make aware of the root cause of trafficking in 60 villages sunder 3 blocks in District of South 24 Pgs , West Bengal
- To build capacity of the community based organizations so that they are able to analyze the cause of trafficking are able to develop community skills to combating trafficking in project operation villages.
- To conduct anti-trafficking meetings, workshops and Training activities through involving various village level organizations and individual.
- To build capacity of the victimized persons so that they could develop life skills as rehabilitation and healthy living
Project Location Â Â Â Â Â Â : Blocks: Canning I & II, Joynagar I, Gram Panchayet: 6 GP & villages: 60
Population CoverÂ Â Â Â Â : 125000 People
Project duration Â Â Â Â Â Â : April 2013 – March 2016
Total staffÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â : Coordinator: 1, Supervisor: 1 & Animator: 3
BeneficiariesÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â : Women and child
- 30 CVC (Community vigilance committees) and AGG (Adolescent girls Group) organized in 30 villages in the project operational area.
- Out of 30 CVC, 25 CVCs are performing actively.
- Among the Community women, 40% are aware about immoral human trafficking.
- Gradually, the Community vigilance committees become more active to aware the community about the importance of safe migration
- With the help of CVC, Community trapped 5 traffickers and hand over to the OC of local police station.
- CVC committees are conducting the meetings regularly.