Home for Children & Women Victims and Survivors

Project Name: Home for Children & Women Victims and Survivors

Project introduction

DAM has undertaken various measures against trafficking in women and children since 1997. Over last two decades DAM implemented a number of projects/program offering services to the community for prevention and also providing rescue, repatriation, reintegration and rehabilitation services to the survivors of trafficking and unsafe labor migration. Jessore is situated in the border area in the south-western part of Bangladesh which is known to be a major route to cross boarder trafficking and labor migration. DAM has established and runs a shelter homes in 1997 in it’s own constructed two storied building located at Vecutia in the outskirt of Jessopre town. The main aim is to develop and rehabilitate the victims/survivors (children, women and men) of violence, human trafficking and illegal labor migration. It has the capacity to accommodate 60 survivors and victims of those who are rescued, repatriated and referred to shelter home for rehabilitation and reintegration in the family and community and also provide a wide range of services to fulfill their needs and rights.

DAM has been implementing a number of projects addressing prevention, protection, rescue, repatriation, providing shelter home package supports and rehabilitation services to the survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and illegal labor migrations in Bangladesh. The projects were supported by EU, Cord Aid, UNODC, World Vision, Winrock International and Plan International Bangladesh. Through the shelter home DAM offers a package of supports and services including safe shelter, food, counseling education, recreation etc. For economic rehabilitation DAM provides entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment supports to the rescued victims. The development goal is to help the survivors regain their normal social and family life.
Project Agreement Number

ADM-250-2013-07

Overall Objective

To protect and improve the life of the survivors/victims through rescue, referral, safe shelter, rehabilitation and reintegration in the family and community.

Specific Objectives

  • To receive and enroll the survivors at the shelter home
  • To ensure the safety of the survivors by creating a survivor friendly environment at the shelter home.
  • To launch outreach work for rescue, repatriation, referral services
  • To offer rehabilitation and development services through transit accommodation, food, health, education, counseling, vocational training and job placements;
  • To increase the self esteem of the survivors by providing life skill training, formal and non formal education support.
  • To increase capacity of GO/NGO stakeholders and service providers (staff) for ensuring quality services.
  • To increase an enabling environment in the community for successfully integration of the survivors.
  • Launch networking, partnership and local advocacy for strengthening prevention, rescue, repatriation, rehabilitation and reintegration services.

Outputs

  • Trafficked victim survivors rescued
  • provided services to the trafficked victim survivors
  • Survivors basic needs ensure
  • DAM continued cooperation and collaboration with the project secretariat at UNODC office and with other partners
  • Trafficked victim survivors received medical and psychiatric check-up and treatment
  • Survivors received proper food and shelter staying period at shelter Home as well as connect with legal and other procedures
  • Trafficked victim survivors got enterpraunership training for economical empowerment and to earn sustainable livelihood.

Project Components

  • Basic support to survivors
  • Linkage/Advocacy/Networking
  • Community Outreach Activities
  • Different Training

Major Activities

  • Safe shelter, food, clothing
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Life skill training session
  • Non formal education
  • Formal & distance learning education
  • Issue based awareness session
  • Indoor & outdoor games
  • TV movie watching
  • Event organization (within SH)
  • Vocational training
  • Job placement
  • Market oriented livelihood support
  • Business setup support
  • Reintegration to the families
  • Primary medical Screening
  • Legal counseling
  • Legal education and prosecution support
  • Monthly & quarterly follow-up
  • Provide need based support
  • Community mobilization

Project Participants (Direct)

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

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F

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10

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34

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13

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Project Duration: Ongoing

Financial partner (Donor): UNODC, World Vision & DAM contribution

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: All over the country

Project Budget: UNODC: 10, 49,875/-, World vision: 3, 76,200/- & DAM contribution: 2, 67,175/-

Number of project staffs and volunteers

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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F

M

F

M

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04

10

Contact Person

Dr. Khawja Shamsul Huda,

Name & Designation: Director

Email: ks.huda@ahsaniamission.org.bd  ,  kshuda46@gmail.com