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Project: Gateway to Employment and Economic Empowerment for the Survivors of Trafficking

Completed : 14 May, 2019

The project was initiated in March 2011 and is still implemented with the financial assistance of Foundation Phi, Spain. The main goal was to empower the survivors by providing in-service training through job placement in garment factory to reduce their socio-economic vulnerability, provide healthcare services and to train them as peer motivators to aware young women and adolescent girls about the underlying dynamics of trafficking episodes in the lives of victims and the grave consequences. Traffic Survivors Foundation was launched on the occasion of 100 years of International Women’s Day 2011 at CWCS on 10 March 2011.

Since the inception of the Foundation till December 2017, CWCS placed 296 survivors of trafficking, sexual harassment and potential victims that included victims of domestic violence, dowry violence, child marriage, abandoned women, divorcee and young widows, living in extreme poverty in garment factories at Dhaka for their socio-economic empowerment. In addition, 60 survivors in Satkhira who were unable to leave their families and work in the garment factory were given ducks and goats after receiving livestock training for income generation. Another 50 survivors were provided training on tailoring and given sewing machines so that they can be self-employed and economically independent.