Project Duration : 1st July’2013 to 30 June’ 2014
Funding Sources : TMSS
Background : The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for South Asia, in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Bangladesh is implementing a Project titled, “Technical Assistance to the Government of Bangladesh in Strengthening the Responses to Human Trafficking’’.
The Government of Bangladesh is making concerted efforts to counter human trafficking. Bangladesh ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) in July 2011 and has enacted a comprehensive legislation addressing trafficking for all forms of exploitation titled the ‘The Human Trafficking (Deterrence and Suppression) Act 2012. In light of these developments and in line with its proposed National Plan of Action (2012-2014) to counter human trafficking, the project aims to: assist the Government of Bangladesh in preventing human trafficking through effective and strengthened law enforcement capacities; provide protection and assistance to trafficked victims through establishment of national referral mechanisms and increased cooperation between the criminal justice system and civil society. This project is a joint initiative of the UNODC and the MoHA, Government of Bangladesh.
While trafficking for sexual exploitation of women and girls has to date mostly been reported, trafficking for labour exploitation especially that of men and boys, is becoming increasingly evident. The issue of trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and also men is causing increasing concern in South Asia. Precise estimates of the number currently trafficked within the countries of the region and across borders are not available as it is a clandestine activity. The movement of trafficked persons from within these countries and across borders is also frequently reported. Although chiefly a source country for human trafficking, Bangladesh in recent times has become both a transit and destination country for human trafficking. Alongside the intra-country and cross-border trafficking in women and children, trafficking of men for the purpose of ‘labour exploitation’ has been on the rise. In Bangladesh, a significant number of men are recruited for work overseas with fraudulent employment promise, which often later faces exploitative and inhuman conditions of labour in the form of forced labour or debt bondage.
UNODC outsourced the activity “Rehabilitation services to the rescued persons who are subject to victims of trafficking” to the three NGOs for the period of 01 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The rehabilitation services are provided by the NGOs who have already the functional shelter home. This TOR is to continue the ongoing services rendered by the NGOs with accelerating and expanding the activities and adding new activities till 30 September 2014.
Goals : Providing Rehabilitation services to the Reserved Persons who are subject to Victims of Trafficking.
Objectives : Build up self confidence and occupational skill of exploited victims of trafficking by ensuring safe environment and providing trainings (Life skill & Entrepreneurship development) Shelter home.
Target Beneficiaries : 50
Operational Area : All Bangladesh
Approach : Individual Victim & Case based service delivering approach.
P Information collection & rescue/release P Survivors Eligibility Assessment P Needs Assessment for Survival Support P Health check-up and arrange medical support P Psychosocial counseling P Legal support P Feasibility Assessment for Internship, job-placement & Reintegration P Training Needs Assessment P Life Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Training P Re-integration support P Job-placement support P Case Study
Information collection & rescue/release-50 P Survivors Eligibility Assessment-50 P Needs Assessment for Survival Support-50 P Health check-up and arrange medical support-50 P Psychosocial counseling-50 P Legal support-50 P Feasibility Assessment for Internship, job-placement & Reintegration-50 P Training Needs Assessment-50 P Life Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Training-50 P Re-integration support-50 # Job-placement support-10 P Case Study-50 # Success Case Study-05 P VDO Documentation-01