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Prevention Initiatives 


Courtyard meetings

Rights Jessore organizes Courtyard Meetings at village level with the vulnerable women and children to raise awareness on what is human trafficking,causes and grave consequences of trafficking, methods used in trafficking, vulnerability to trafficking and how to prevent trafficking. IEC materials are also used in the courtyard meetings. About 50 participants attend in every courtyard meeting.

Orientation Sessions with Students

Rights Jessore organizes Orientation Sessions in primary and secondary schools to raise awareness among the students about trafficking, its causes and consequences, methods used, mechanisms to combat trafficking etc. About 100 students attend in each session.

Theatre performances

Rights Jessore organizes Theatre Performances at union level on the issue of trafficking in women and children to raise mass awareness among the community, especially women and children.

Bazar Meetings and folk song 

Rights Jessore wants to create a cultural movement against trafficking. Rights Jessore will organise Bazar meetings and Folk Song concerts on the issue of trafficking.

Video Shows

Rights Jessore organizes Video Shows on the issue of trafficking in women and children at union level. Community people including women and children enjoy the films addressing human trafficking.

Workshops with Transport Related Persons

Rights Jessore organizes District Level Workshops with drivers, transport association members, transport owners, etc. to raise awareness among them. In the south-western part, sometimes transport related persons assist traffickers without realising their complicity. For this reason it is necessary to make the transport related persons aware about the grave consequences of trafficking. About 30 participants attend each workshop.

Hotline Service

Rights Jessore has launched a telephone hotline service under the CMCT project in order to aid law enforcement agencies, shelter homes, network NGOs, CTWFs and the general community to rescue and rehabilitate the victims and identify and stop perpetrators of trafficking. Rights Jessore rescued a number of trafficked victims, referred them to the shelter home and also helped arrest perpetrators through the Hotline Service.

Fact finding of trafficking and other cases of violence against women and children

Upon receipt of information through the Hotline Service, Rights Jessore investigates the fact of the cases. Network NGOs and CTWF members assist Rights Jessore to accomplish the fact-finding. Rights Jessore disseminates the fact finding reports to the concerned ministries/departments, law enforcement authorities etc. for taking proper action.

Legal Assistance for the Victims/Survivors

After fact finding of the cases Rights Jessore provides legal assistance for survivors of trafficking as most of them are poor and socially neglected enough to bear the legal expenses for pursuing any criminal litigation.

Socio-Economic Benefit Packages for the Trafficked Survivors

Rights Jessore provides Socio-Economic Benefit Package for the trafficked survivors to rehabilitate them in the society. They can undertake income-generating activities with the help of the package. The recipients are selected from the assessment reports. Network NGOs monitor the rehabilitation programmes.

Experience Sharing Meeting 

Rights Jessore organizes Experience Sharing Meetings district level to enhance the level of understanding of the local administration, community leaders and activists and prioritise strategies and prevention activities. Experience Sharing Meetings held with government officials, member of the law enforcing agencies, journalists, lawyers, local government representatives, network NGOs and community leaders. About 30 participants attend each meeting. 

Cross Border Collaboration Meetings

Rights Jessore organises a number of Cross Border Collaboration Meetings in Bangladesh and India and also developed a Framework for Cross Border Civil Society Collaboration to Combat Human Trafficking under "SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution". India is the most preferred country for the traffickers of cross border trafficking. That is why it is very important to implement the SAARC convention through bilateral cooperation with India and multi-lateral cooperation across South Asia. For this reason Rights Jessore organises follow-up meetings on the Framework each year. About 40 participants including government representatives, law enforcement authorities, civil society members, international organisations from India and Bangladesh participate in the meeting.

National Seminar

Rights Jessore organizes National Seminars at the end of each year with the relevant stakeholders to disseminate the information about the effectiveness of project activities and to formulate strategies for further interventions to combat trafficking in women and children at the grassroots level. About 50 participants from various government agencies, NGOs, donor agencies, teachers, journalists and other relevant stakeholders attend the seminar. Rights Jessore, Network NGOs and CTWF members share their experiences in the seminar.

Meeting with LEB Members

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Locally Elected Bodies (LEB) to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children. Local situation regarding human trafficking and its prevention mechanism is also discussed in these meetings.

Meeting with Bazar Committee

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Bazar Committee to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with CBOs

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Community Based Organizations (CBO) to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Parents

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Parents to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Teachers

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with teachers to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Local Leaders

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Local Leaders, Local Elites and Members of Civil Society to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Meeting with Bar Association

Rights Jessore organizes meeting with Members of Bar Association to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking.

Pot Songs

Rights Jessore organizes pot songs on the issue of trafficking. These pot songs are developed with local dialect and staged in front of the audience who are vulnerable to human trafficking./

Dialogue Meeting With Local Administration and BDR

Rights Jessore organizes Dialogue Meeting with Local Administration and BDR to raise Awareness on the issue of trafficking among women & children to mobilize them for taking action against human trafficking. The main objective of the meeting is to build rapport with the local administration and BDR personnel for smooth repatriation of the trafficked survivors.

Protection Initiatives

Repatriation: 
Rights Jessore repatriates survivors of trafficking being informed by the partner organizations in India. The repatriation process happens with the coordination and collaboration of govt. and non-govt. organization of both Bangladesh and India. After getting the permission from both govt. Rights Jessore receives the survivors and keeps them in shelter homes. Rights Jessore also provides legal assistance to the survivors.

Collaboration between India and Bangladesh 

Advocacy meeting with Gov.t Official and Civil Society (Pressure group)

Rights Jessore organizes Advocacy meeting with Govt. Officials and Members of Civil Society to find out the ways to implement the �SAARC convention on Preventing and Combating Human trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution" considering the barriers and obligations of Govt. and role of civil society. About 30 participants including Local administration, civil society members participate in the meeting.

Exchange visit between India and Bangladesh

Six exchange visits will arrange between Bangladesh and India. Five representatives from RJ will visit India and Five from India visits Bangladesh each year to share the experiences on human trafficking and their initiatives to prevent cross border trafficking.