Creating awareness among students and community girls about human trafficking
On 31st July Sakhya organized a workshop on human trafficking for the community girls and students of St. Xavier placed for field work in Sakhya .The resource persons Mr. Mervyn, Mr. Michael and Ms. Christina from the IJM (International Justice Mission) gave the students a profound knowledge on human trafficking.
The objectives of the workshop were as follows:
· To make the students sensitive about the human trafficking issue.
· To identify human trafficking in nearby locality and inform the about it to IJM team.
· To motivate them to take action against the wrongdoer by volunteering to be a witness in rescue operations conducted by IJM.
IJM [International Justice Mission] is an NGO that works on rescuing sex workers from ‘Brothel’.
In the beginning of the workshop Ms. Christina divided participants into five groups and gave three topics on which the participants had to act. These topics were namely, female infanticide, domestic violence, starvation of farmers etc. Role-play was followed by discussion. Then Mr. Michael gave orientation about rescue operations of IJM and the involvement of police force in it, challenges encountered by them while doing rescue operation. He also shared his experience of working with IJM. He shared some statistics which reveal that the economic profit all over the world gained from human trafficking is much more than profits gained by any other high-end multinational companies.
The students of St. Xavier College found the workshop very interesting. They participated well in the workshop by asking questions related to sex trafficking. They promised to share the information with their other friends and organize same workshop in their respective parishes.