On going project : 26 Jun, 2019
The Gateway to Employment and Economic Empowerment for Survivors of Trafficking project was funded by Foundation Phi, Spain for empowering the survivors by providing in-service training through job-placement to reduce their socio-economic vulnerability, healthcare services, legal support and to train them as peer motivators to aware young women and adolescent girls about the underlying dynamics of trafficking episodes To meet the project goal, Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS) launched Traffic Survivors Foundation which is an innovative imitative to provide employment for socio-economic empowerment of the survivors of trafficking in women and girls.
Traffic Survivors Foundation was launched on the occasion of 100 years of International Women’s Day 2011 at Centre for Women and Children Studies premise on 10 March 2011 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. It was organized by Centre for Women and Children Studies with financial support of Foundation Phi, Spain.
Objective of the project:
The main objective is empowerment of survivors and potential victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation through improvement of their socio-economic condition.
Activities of the project:
Identification of survivors/potential victims of trafficking in Satkhira district and job placement in the garment factory at Dhaka.
Package services provided to these women and girls by CWCS:
After final selection, CWCS conduct medical check-up of survivors and potential victims to check their fitness for work. Then, qualified 4 women and girls are brought to Dhaka along with one female staff. CWCS bears bus fare and other transportation cost of the survivors and help them to get rented residence. Designated staff also cooperate them to be employed in Ananta Garment Factory by commutating with concerned authority. Women and girls are also provided their necessary utensils and appliances for cooking food, one month cost of their food and a dress.
Moreover, one female CWCS staff is engaged to maintain continuous liaison and communication with the authority of garment factory, survivors and their family members left at home for the well being of the survivors. There is a 24 hour hotline number at CWCS office to communicate with concerned CWCS staff and key stakeholders. Survivors, their guardians and authority of the garment factory can communicate for any urgent need at any time and CWCS rush to provide necessary support. CWCS staff monitors the women and girls’ status who were placed in jobs in garment factory and negotiate with concerned garment official to ensure their optimum benefit.
Job Placement and sustainable rehabilitation of survivors and potential victims
Organized 60 Courtyard meetings with women and girls in remote villages on the issues of trafficking and sexual exploitation as well as rehabilitation of victims by providing them job placement in garment factory: