Project information

Fighting human trafficking and slavery

We rescue women and children who have been trafficked and brutally exploited. We help them restore their lives. We fight slavery, helping police pursue criminal networks and bringing perpetrators to justice. We secure communities at risk from traffickers and spark systemic change.

December 2018 - December 2019

Charity information: Justice and Care

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  • Need

    Need

    More than 40 million people live in slavery today, including millions of children taken at a rate of one every 30 seconds.
    Victims in South Asia include young girls raped 20 times a day in brothels. Eight-year-old boys forced to work in blisteringly hot unsafe factories – barely sleeping, eating or drinking. Even in the UK, thousands are exploited. The ruthless organised crime networks responsible make huge profits and operate largely in a vacuum. Meanwhile victims' life chances are devastated

    Solution

    Our solution is an all-out assault on slavery. We support police rescues of victims who have been trafficked, and provide wrap around care to help them rebuild their lives. We support victims to testify against their traffickers. We protect communities at risk from traffickers, and work with governments to create systemic change.

    By raising awareness in vulnerable communities and training law enforcement we not only rescue hundreds but stop more from being taken to replace them.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Rescuing victims of trafficking and prosecuting those responsible


    Activities

    » Training police and border guards in Bangladesh to identify and rescue victims of trafficking
    » Supporting victims in Bangladesh to testify against traffickers to increase conviction rates
    » Specialist support to trafficking victims in the UK, providing a trusted 'bridge' to engagement with police efforts to prosecute their exploiters

    What success will look like

    We measure knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of police and border guards before and after training through self-evaluation surveys


    Aim 2

    Preventing trafficking in vulnerable communities in Bangladesh


    Activities

    » Awareness campaigns highlighting trafficking risks to prevent trafficking of the vulnerable
    » Economic empowerment through linking families to government welfare schemes and providing vocational training - reducing the drivers of vulnerability

    What success will look like

    We monitor incidence and reporting of trafficking in communities, and conduct baseline and endline surveys to measure changes in awareness, behaviour and economic vulnerability.


    Aim 3

    Rehabilitation of survivors


    Activities

    » Providing safe custody, medical care and legal support immediately post-rescue in Bangladesh
    » Providing ongoing counselling, play therapy, medical care, legal support, life skills training, education and vocational training according to needs
    » Conducting home investigations and establishing support structures for safe and supported repatriation / reintegration in Bangladesh
    » Supporting survivors to give evidence against their traffickers - Bangladesh and UK

    What success will look like

    Dedicated social workers prepare individual care plans for survivors and monitor improvements in safety, wellbeing and skills - working towards independence and reintegration


    Aim 4

    Drive systemic change by engaging governments


    Activities

    » Training to police, border guards and judiciary on best practice in identifying and tackling human trafficking in Bangladesh
    » Disseminating models proven in our casework to government departments and agencies - UK and Bangladesh
    » Contributing to law and policy and convening high-level cooperation and coordination between governments to tackle slavery across borders

    What success will look like

    Recording formal adoption of our standard operating procedures, legislative and policy recommendations


  • Impact

    Impact

    Ultimately we aim to see human trafficking eradicated. Decreased trafficking in our target communities; increased rates of arrests and conviction of traffickers; decreased re-trafficking of survivors and improved government policy and legislation will all indicate our impact.

    Risk

    Criminal networks are sophisticated and can adapt their strategy and operations quickly on becoming aware of investigation and law enforcement. We have a research team that monitor the situation in real time and help ensure our work remains constantly effective.

    Reporting

    Donors who wish to will receive regular updates on the work via email and full reporting against our targets in our annual review.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Target Our work costs 6 million per year - we are seeking 20000 in this campaign
  • Background

    Location

    We work currently in Dhaka and Jessore in Bangladesh.

    Target communities for our prevention work are often landless, with low levels of literacy or asset ownership, high rates of child trafficking and child marriage and high levels of addiction and health crises.

    Most of the victims we rescue are children or were children when they were first trafficked.

    Beneficiaries

    We estimate at least 6,000 vulnerable families will benefit directly from our prevention work each year and around 200 survivors cared for.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Justice and Care has over 9 years casework experience, achieving unique successes through our model including securing the largest single conviction of traffickers in India, the first ever life sentences for slavery offences, the launch nationally by the President of India of our Foundation Course for survivors and more.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Joyita

    Our CEO has decades of experience and is leading the organisation with exceptional skill. She is a champion for survivors and an agitator for change