World Concern observed the World Day Against Trafficking 2023 on Sunday at Kalikaproshad High School at Kalikaproshad Union in Bhairab Upazila in Kishoreganj district with the the day’s theme ‘Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind.’
Children, parents, civil society members, teachers, government representatives and local community people brought out procession and participated in discussion arranged under Ensure Protection & Justice through Integrated Approach (EPJIA) Project of World Concern.
Md Fazlul Kobir, former Chairman and the President of School Committee and World Concern CCC committee presided over the program, and said that trafficking is a social crime. “We should stand against trafficking in socially and we must be careful and build mass awareness to combat trafficking.”
Chief guest Md. Mussa Miah, Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer, Bhairab Upazila, was present as the Chief guest of the program. He said that Children and women are the main target of trafficker. They use some tactics for trafficking.
Mst. Shahana Begum, Headmistress of Kalikaproshad High School, said “Trafficking is not only a local but also an international problem now a day. Being trafficked by agent, men, women & children has fraud every day & lost everything. The misuse of technology is highly responsible for trafficking.”
Mr. Probir Nocrek Program Officer of FDCS project in his speech said, “We should follow the rules migration to prevent trafficking. Awareness raising is a fruitful way of reduce trafficking.”
Mr. James Sunny Bairagee, Program Officer of EPJIA project facilitated the program. He said that human trafficking is a serious crime, a grave violation of human rights, and remains a serious threat to security, safety, and the rule of law in our countries. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers, and it is those most vulnerable who are most often targeted.
A cultural program also organized by children of World Concern EPJIA project. World Concern staffs, civil society, CPC members & community leaders also attended this program & promise to prevent trafficking at any cost. They promised to combat trafficking from their community.