Sunday 2, April 2023

Bangladesh-US collaborate curbing human trafficking

Time Digital Report: Bangladesh and the United States (US) have collaborated to expand National Plan of Action to prevent human Trafficking.

U.S. Embassy charge‚ d'affaires Helen LaFave joined Public Security Division Secretary of home ministry today to inaugurate a workshop to revise and extend the National Plan of Action for Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking.

The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Fight Slavery and Trafficking in Persons project organized the event to bring together government and civil society stakeholders to incorporate feedback from regional workshops into the revised National Plan of Action, a US embassy press said here.

Bangladesh has made progress in curbing trafficking-in-persons in recent years, having established seven special tribunals, created anti-trafficking task forces, and implemented the National Plan of Action.

The expansion of the National Plan of Action will run through 2025 and strengthen measures to prosecute perpetrators more efficiently while protecting survivors and helping them reintegrate into society.

"No plan can be successful if it doesn't lead to action. This is why the United States will continue to support the Government of Bangladesh's efforts to strengthen the National Plan of Action and end the horrific crime of trafficking-in-persons," said Charg, d'Affaires LaFave.

The U.S. government has supported Bangladesh's efforts to develop the National Plan of Action and prevent trafficking-in-persons.

USAID's Fight Slavery and Trafficking in Persons project provided training to over 400 judges, public prosecutors, tribunal staff, and panel lawyers, and another 3,000 members of community counter-trafficking committees.


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