Civil society members on Thursday has called on lawmakers to play their due role in the parliament to raise awareness on human and child trafficking for ensuring child protection.
Despite taking various anti-trafficking initiatives at different level, the trafficking problem continues unabated in the country, posing challenge to achieving our national progress, they said, the press release said.The civil society members were addressing a meeting titled ‘Involvement of Parliamentarians for Ensuring Child Protection and Preventing Child Trafficking’ at the Media Centre of Jatiya Sangsad in the capital.
Community Participation and Development (CPD), a non-government organisation involved in the development of destitute women and children, organised the programme on behalf of ‘Prevention of Child Trafficking through Strengthening Community and Networking (PCTSCN)’ consortium.
Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Advocate Fazley Rabbi Miah, MP, attended the programme as chief guest while Executive Director of CPD Moslema Bari chaired it.
Among others, Members of the Parliament and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry Shamsul Islam Tuku and president of child rights related Caucus in parliament, Nazrul Islam Babu, , Advocate Gloria Jharna, MP, attended the programme.
While presenting the keynote paper, Executive Director of INCIDIN Bangladesh AKM Masud Ali called on the lawmakers to play their respective duties for constituting a special tribunal on human trafficking, funds and constituting human trafficking prevention agency combating trafficking.
In his speech, the Deputy Speaker assured of playing his role for raising awareness on the issue.Expressing his solidarity with the demand for special tribunal, funds and human trafficking prevention agency, Advocate Fazley Rabbi also stressed on creating mass awareness at the grassroots level on the issue involving local administration.