With funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a cohort of organisations, led by ECPAT Luxembourg is implementing the MUKTI South Asia project in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The project aims to strengthen anti-trafficking responses by addressing critical shortcomings in protection for victims of child trafficking for sexual purposes. The project engages with a variety of different entities and organisations – including government, civil society, frontline workers, etc. – at multiple levels to strengthen the capacities and knowledge to coordinate efficiently to protect and care for survivors of trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
Geographical area covered: The proposed project will work in entire country for rescue and repatriation of child trafficking victims. On the other hand, proposed project will implement the activity at two districts, two upazila (sub-districts) and 10 unions (lowest administrative unit of local government) under Jashore and Satkhira district which are located in southern part of Bangladesh, and which are also traffic prone area.
Beneficiaries: The target beneficiaries of the project will be mainly child trafficking victims including youth where age range will be 18 to 25 years. Project will select beneficiaries from targeted project area and who were repatriated from India within last 5 years by Rights Jessore and who will be repatriated within project period. The proposed project will target 100 project beneficiaries for per year and total 400 beneficiaries will be benefited from this project.
Project Duration: Four (04) years (March 2023 to February 2026)
To develop capacity of service providers and provide comprehensive reintegration support to child victims of trafficking and increase awareness at community and students level on child protection, trafficking, safe migration and online sexual exploitation in Jashore & Satkhira districts of Bangladesh by 2026.
Strengthened the capacity of concerned stakeholders including government and non-government stakeholders in source, transit and destination countries to address lack of coordination between service providers and also reduce/address sexually abused trafficked children.
Government and non-government stakeholders in source, transit and destination countries involved and assisted to address lack of coordination between service providers and also reduce/address child trafficking