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MEDIA TRAINING WORKSHOP ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

MediaTrainingWorkshopNedan2Organized by NEDAN FOUNDATION, NATIONAL MEDIA COALITION, and supported by UNIFEM, New Delhi.

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North East Region of India consists of eight states Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim. It has a long international border with Bangladesh on the west, Myanmar (Burma) in the east and China and Bhutan on the north. It is connected with rest of the country through a narrow passage. Assam serves as a gateway for the other six states to reach out to other parts of India. Nagaland and Manipur forms a major drug route from the “Golden Triangle” (Burma) with high prevalence of needle sharing habit among the injecting drug user (IDUs). Moreover the rise in drug smuggling and trafficking makes people vulnerable to various social problems.


NEDAN FOUNDATION a registered Public Charitable Trust from Kokrajhar, Bodoland has been working in this issue since 2004 and till date has rescued and repatriated many from this region. Seeing the on going problem. NEDAN organized a Media Training Workshop on 20th and 21st of March 09 in Kokrajhar, Bodoland, Assam. The objectives of the Media Training Workshop were
 
a)    Promote more frequent and through media coverage of areas of human
    trafficking in the North East Region.

b)    Assist stakeholders in understanding and working with the media and effectively engage the media as part of broader advocacy strategy.

c)    Enable reporters and journalists to familiarize themselves with the technique of covering socially sensitive issues; and indicate ways of effective networking.
 
To highlight the deep concern on growing scenario of human trafficking, their vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS in the North Eastern Region and to address the trans-border trafficking issue with our immediate neighboring South East Asian Countries, it was for the first time in this region all the eight states of North East Region’s concern Media, CSOs, Govt. officials and individuals came into one platform to strengthen mutual collaboration within the region and to build strong network in countering human trafficking in North East and with our neighboring countries. 


On the second day there was interaction with the parents of the missing girls living in the relief camps for the greater evidence based advocacy through media fraternity. There were parents who had come and had not seen their children since 2000 and some survivors who had been repatriated by NEDAN spoke about their tales.
North Bengal Region has also been a victim of human trafficking. In the past few years we have witnessed many girls and boys disappearing from the North Bengal Region. Unless and until we have a better networking with NGOs, CBOs  and other organizations working in this area our hard work will go in vain. Mankind in Action for Rural Growth (MARG) a non for profit organization working in the hill of North Bengal has taken up the responsibility of being a watchdog in the North Bengal Region and proactively work for this cause.
 

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