Completed : 20 May, 2019
The project was initiated in July 2018 with the financial assistance of United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund, Vienna, Austria for 2 years’ duration. The main goal of the project is to assist victims of trafficking in persons. Major activities are to rescue and repatriation of victims; provide shelter, psycho-social counseling; healthcare services including medical tests, treatment and medicines; family integration; legal aid, skills training and job placement of trafficked victims.
During July 2018-June 2019, about 97 women, men, girls and boy victims of trafficking were provided shelter, psycho-social counselling, healthcare services and have been integrated into their families. Among the victims, 48 were women, 27 were girls, 12 were men and 10 were boys. Some victims were repatriated from India who were either rescued after crossing the border to India or were staying in different shelter homes of India and some were rescued by border guards within Bangladesh while on their way to cross over to India. Mostly victims are allured with promise of better job opportunities in India.