Discussion on prevention of child trafficking and other vulnerable children on the eve of world day against trafficking

Bargarh: On the eve of anti-trafficking day the district administration Bargarh in collaboration with Aide et Action and UNICEF held a district consultation on prevention of child trafficking and other child vulnerabilities at Mission Shakti hall today. Speaking on the occasion Mr Umi Daniel, Director, Migration & Education, Aide et Action, South Asia highlighted different aspect of trafficking focusing on labour migration and trafficking. He said that children on the move are the worst victim of labour trafficking so they should be prevented from migration. Further he emphasized that to prevent trafficking the different exit points such as railway station and bus stops etc need to be kept under surveillance. He also enticed to the stakeholders to prepare a district action plan to protect the rights of migrant and other vulnerable children. From this forum we will request to district collector for establishment of anti-human trafficking unit (AHTU) in the district, said Mr. Daniel.
The District Social Welfare Officer Dr Biduprabha Ratha highlighted on the prevention of child marriage and various efforts taken by the DSWO office to prevent child marriage in the district. The District Labour Officer shared the Child Labour Law and stressed on proper rehabilitation of the family so that the child should not be pushed into labour.
Chairperson of district Child Welfare Committee, Bargarh Mr. Sujit Kumar Das highlighted the strategies of CWC to prevent child trafficking. He also elaborated the legal provisions to prevent child trafficking, care and protection system in India. Further, he cited some case stories of child trafficking, child marriage handled by CWC, Bargarh.
Mr. B B Mishra, Inspector Railway Police Force, Bargarh station informed about the role of RPF in preventing child trafficking. He shared the standard operating system of RPF in tracking, awareness, rescue and rehabilitation of vulnerable children at railway stations.
District Child Protection Officer Ms. Manju Ekka, Bargarh shared about the action plan to be prepared for the district and shared that the district child protection unit will rollout the action plan in collaboration with other line departments.
Among others Ms. Sandhya of Childline, Ms Chandra, PO, Mr. Roshan of NYK spoke on the occasion.
This meeting was participated by various civil society organization, CDPOs and other line departments of the district.

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