Speakers called for taking more initiatives to combat human trafficking especially children trafficking.
Stressing the need for child protection, they said, it is difficult for the government alone to handle the task. Concerted efforts by the government and NGOs would create more awareness among people and protect the rights of the trafficking victims, they added.Speakers made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting on human trafficking with Department of Social Welfare at CIRDAP auditorium in the capital.
INCIDIN Bangladesh, on behalf of Prevention of Child Trafficking through Strengthening Community and Networking (PCTSCN) Consortium, organised the programme supported by TdH-Netherlands.
Abu Muhammad Yousuf, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Social Welfare, attended the programme as the chief guest.
In his speech, the chief guest urged the NGOs to set up safe homes in collaboration with the government for helping the trafficking victims.
Rafiqual Islam Khan, manager (legal and policy support) of INCIDIN Bangladesh, said NGOs are eager to be involved with the government in this regard.
Moslema Bari, executive director of Community Participation and Development (CPD) presided over the event. Badrul Lyle, deputy director, Khondokar Golam Sorrower, assistant director (medical), Belal Hossain, assistant director (UCD) of Department of Social Welfare spoke on the occasion.