Trafficking in Persons

Counter Movement against Trafficking in Persons (cMaTIP)

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Tearing through the darkness of TIP

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a heinous crime against humanity and an obvious threat to global peace. The victims of this crime in India are adolescent girls, women, men, children, foreign nationals and Indian citizens. Victims have diverse socio-economic backgrounds, varied levels of education and may be documented or undocumented but what is common is their vulnerability. As a major source country, Indian women, children and men are cross-border trafficked for the purposes of commercial/sexual exploitation and forced labour to countries in South Asia, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, The United States Of America and Africa.

India being the transit country, women, men and children from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan are trafficked through India to the Middle East for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour. As a receiving country, India is considered the major destination point in South Asia, especially for women and girls from Bangladesh, Nepal who is trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and to a lesser extent, forced labour.

Internal trafficking of women, children and men for commercial sexual exploitation and forced and bonded labour is believed to account for close to 90 percent of all trafficking while cross-border trafficking accounts for the remaining 10 percent.

Over the years of experience and the stories we have heard from the victims, there is no doubt that the situation of Trafficking in Persons in India is much more complex and alarming than is first thought. It needs a multidimensional approach to counter it.

In order to provide holistic and comprehensive response, cMaTIP focus on four “P”s with main intervention of four “R” of anti-trafficking response:-Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership; RRRR-Rescue, Recovery, Repatriation and Reintegration.

Programme Goal:

Contribute to the protection of all forms of human trafficked victims in Karnataka state; whereby increase numbers of people are safe from threats and survivors supported by appropriate protection & sustainable reintegration services.

Activities flow chart for the year 2016

Activities # of Activities Target Group/Stakeholders/locations  
IEC material development 5000 Stickers, 5000 leaflets Stickers & leaflets will be disseminated and sticks on public attraction place and private, public vehicle (like auto, bus, car, train, truck, etc.).
Organized awareness raising programme on on true nature of Trafficking n Persons, causes & its consequences, legal action and UNCRC as part of the Universal Human Rights. 36 children/survivors, community people, corporate body, enterprise and small vendors, religious leader, labours department, law enforcement agencies, media personal, NGOs, CBOs and CWC members
Organized training, sharing & orientation programme 6 law enforcement agencies, labour department, advocate, CWC, Judges and Public prosecutor
Observed “world day against trafficking in Persons”
12 Protection groups (per group 20 members) with the members of students of school and colleges have been formed and act as peer group to awareness raising measures at community level. After formation the groups’ one blog will be created where all members will join and spread in social networks.
12 Community action committee (CAC)(per group 20 members) will be formed among corporate, enterprise, factory and vendors to act against Trafficking in Persons
Conduct Dialogue session 36 Protection Groups & CAC
Identified facilities 45 facilities Karnataka
Conduct rescue operation 300 Karnataka
Book cases against traffickers 13 cases Karnataka
Victims & witness mobilization In 13 Cases Karnataka
Psychosocial and referral/linkage services 170 Survivors Karnataka
Organize life Skills training 150 survivors Karnataka
Vocational training 150 survivors Karnataka
Repatriation 300 survivors Karnataka
Published Human Resources Directory for referral services
Survivors have been placed in non-hazardous jobs and school 60 Survivors
survivors reunited with their families 300 Survivors