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Unlocking potential by preventing child trafficking in Bangladesh


Where: Jessore and Shatkhira districts in Bangladesh. Who: 91,027 community people have benefited.


What: Working with partner BISAP to prevent child trafficking.


How: Local watch committees made up of the marriage registrar, local journalists, lawyers and police have been established to look out for and respond to potential trafficking activity. A helpline service has been set up for staff and the community to report incidents. So far this has helped rescue 15 missing children. 60 local schools have formed child brigades; a group of children keen to provide


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support and advice, and to raise awareness for other pupils and their families and children outside of school. They visit houses to pass on information, tips and techniques they have learnt from BISAP meetings. If they hear of anything suspicious, they inform BISAP immediately. They also perform inspiring plays to educate the community about trafficking – a method that works well in areas where illiteracy levels are high.


Children attending a drama show about trafficking


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