The protect titled â€˜Advocacy to Enhance and Implement the Legal Framework of All Forms of Human Traffickingâ€™ being undertaken in 3 districts namely Dhaka, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts from February 2010- January 2011 with the support of USAID/Winrock International. A series of workshops were held at district and upazila levels to identify the types/purposes of trafficking, routes of trafficking, modus operandi, assessing the numbers of last ten years, weaknesses in implementation of existing laws related to trafficking and recommendations to fill up the gaps in implementing existing national legislation of human trafficking and to formulate a comprehensive law against human trafficking in line with UN Palermo Protocol. A division level consultation was held at Rangpur with the division level stakeholders to get recommendations on draft comprehensive law against human trafficking formulated by the Implementation Committee under the with leadership of Ministry of Home Affairs with the participation of Divisional Commissioner, Rangpur, Deputy Commissioner Rangpur, police officials, lawyers and journalists. At the end, a national seminar was held on Concerted Efforts towards formulating of the Comprehensive Law against Human Trafficking: Next Steps for Implementation at Dhaka to was to synchronize all of the existing initiatives of advocacy partners of ACT program on the Comprehensive Law to suppress Trafficking in Persons and create the political will for reflection of the grassroots level recommendations in the draft comprehensive law formulated by Ministry of Home Affairs and adoption of the Comprehensive Law against trafficking in persons in line with UN Palermo Protocol.
A number of grassroots level recommendations have been incorporated in the Draft Comprehensive Law against Human Trafficking given below: