Supporting Effective Rehabilitation and Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors in Bangladesh and India

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    Bangladesh is a major country of origin for trafficked persons in South Asia. Each year, an estimated 50,000 women and minors are trafficked across its porous border with India, another global trafficking hotspot. Though governments in both countries have made considerable efforts to prevent and combat commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), critical implementation gaps remain, including investments in transnational referral mechanisms and victim-centered and trauma-informed protective measures for trafficking survivors. This brief highlights selected learnings from GFEMS anti-trafficking programming in South Asia between 2020 and 2022. Through capacity-building efforts for critical child welfare and repatriation stakeholders and livelihoods training programs, the Fund’s partners, Justice & Care and Seefar worked to strengthen systems for survivor referral and rehabilitation in Bangladesh and India.

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