UNODC

 
Project Introduction: UNODC intends to outsource the activity “Rehabilitation services to the rescued persons who are subject to victims of trafficking”. The rehabilitation services will be provided by NGOS/Institutions who have already the functional shelter home. Each NGO will provide rehabilitation services to a minimum of 50 trafficked survivors, including at least 30 adult male trafficked victims and victims of forced labour recorded through documented case studies. The NGO will provide appropriate legal provisions through registering cases and professional counseling to the rescued persons, medical and psychiatric check-up and treatment, proper food & shelter during stay at shelter home and will undertake entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment program for the rescued victims. The NGOs will develop plans to showcase outstanding models of rehabilitation of rescued persons to enhance the protection and rehabilitation services for trafficked victim’s especially adult male and victims of forced labour.

 

Goal and Objective: To provide rehabilitation services to the rescued persons at the Shelter Home who are subject to Victims of Human trafficking.

 

Outputs Results Outcome:

  • 50 Victims of trafficking will be rescued
  • Victims of trafficking will be  provided  services
  • Victims of Trafficking  will be registered the case under all the appropriate  legal provision
  • Victims of trafficking will be received medical and psychiatric  check -up and treatment
  • Victims of Trafficking will be provided Proper food and shelter   staying period at shelter Home as well as connect with legal and other procedures.
  • Victims of trafficking   will get Entrepreneurship develop and economic empowerment programms, capacity to market their products and help the victims to earns sustainable livelihoods.

 

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients) Out of 50 victim of trafficking and forced labour including women, children and men, 30 are adult male.

 

Project Duration: 1st July 2013-30th June, 2014

Start date: 1st July, 2013

Financial partner (Donor): UNODC

Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ahsania Mission

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Shelter Home, Jessore

Budget with annual breakup: Total- 629,900 BDT, 1st installment-2,51,960 BDT, 2nd installment-188,970 BDT, Final  Installment-188,970 BDT
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Number of project staffs and volunteers : 4 staffs

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Contact Person     : Mr. Dewan Sohrab Uddin, Head of sector
Email                        : ds.uddin@ahsaniamission.org.bd, sohrabuddin.dam@gmail.com

                                               

Missing Child Alert (MCA)

Project Introduction:
The Missing Child Alert Project is designed with the aim to prevent child trafficking, especially cross-border and protect victims of child trafficking through Regional Missing Child Alert System, functioning within and across Bangladesh, Nepal and India. The Bangladesh project will play complimentary role to support three SAARC countries in order for making efforts to improve collaboration with neighbouring countries, Nepal and India.Goal and Objective:
The goal of the project in Bangladesh as part of sub-regional MCA project is to reduce the incidence of cross border child trafficking in South Asia. The MCA project objective is to have developed and tested a model cross-border anti-child trafficking mechanism, which links national and regional efforts to address cross-border child trafficking between Bangladesh, Nepal and India. Overall objectives of the MCA project is to reduce cross-border child trafficking through establishing in-country prevention and protection mechanisms, which are linked with the functional cross-border alert system in order to track, rescue, trace, safe repatriation, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked children. 

Outputsà Resultsà Outcome:

1.   Prevention & Protection-

To align and strengthen the efforts of government; civil society organizations and communities in target districts in Bangladesh in order to prevent in country and cross border child trafficking

  • Community based prevention mechanism of child protection and cross border trafficking established and functional in project area
  • Increased access of communities including children and women to government and non-governmental prevention and protection mechanisms and leveraging resources to address the root causes of child trafficking
  • The community and union parishads (lowest administrative tire in the rural administrative set up) have increased knowledge and skills in registering births, and are engaged in implementing birth registration campaigns of government as a safe guard to prevent child trafficking and child marriage and to reduce school drop-out
  • Approximately 25,000 individuals will learn about the cross border child trafficking and Missing Child Alert, approximately 583,780 children under 18 years will obtain a birth certificate.

Cross-Border Alert System-
To establish a user-friendly, modern information-technology based sustainable alert system in Bangladesh linked with cross-border alert system to track; rescue; trace; repatriate and rehabilitate trafficked children.

  • An information-technology based sustainable cross border alert system developed, contextualized and operational in Bangladesh linked with India and Nepal as part of the sub-regional system
  • Established linkages of Social Protection Groups, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders with cross border alert system for rescue, repatriation and rehabilitation of trafficked children and women
  • Increased access of children, communities and government and non-government duty bearers to in-country and cross boarder alert system

Approximately 400 adults and youths within 20 social protection groups and 200 children are active as cross border trafficking watch dogs and are involved in the rehabilitation process. 250 service providers (LEA & UP members) trained.

Repatriation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration-
To establish an in-country joint referral mechanism linked with regional alert system to repatriate, rehabilitate, and reintegrate trafficked and rescued children to their families/communities and support them with child friendly prevention, protection and care services

  • Improved awareness and capacity of social protection groups, government and non-governmental service providers on Alert system to prevent young women and child trafficking and facilitate in returning them to their respective families and communities
  • An official protocol among the Governments of Bangladesh, India and Nepal is developed and functional for rescue and repatriation and in-country rehabilitation and reintegration with regard to protection and care services
  • 200 children will receive survival & psychological support at shelter home, rehabilitate and reintegrate within the family and community.

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients) :  Targeting 15,50, 113 populations including children, women and men.

Project Duration: 1st July 2012-31st December, 2014

Start date: 1st July 2012-31st December, 2014

Financial partner (Donor): Dutch Lottery, Netharlands.

Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ahsania Mission & Plan Bangladesh

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Locations will cover 5 upazillas and 20 unions of Jessore and Satkhira districts in two field offices

  • Unions of Jessore sadar-Kashimpur, Noapara, Arabpur & Chachra
  • Unions of Sharsha-Dihi, Lakshmanpur, Bahadurpur, Sharsha
  • Satkhira Sadar-Kushlia, Boikari, Ghona & Bhomra
  • Kaliganj-Bharashimla, Mothureshpur, Ratanpur, Dholbaria
  • Kolaroa-Chandanpur, Keralakata, Sonabaria & Keragachia

Budget with annual breakup: Total budget-37,082,280,

Number of project staffs and volunteers: 20 staffs and 1000 volunteers.

Contact Person     : Ferdousi Akhter, Project Coordinator
Email                        : f.akhter@ahsaniamission.org.bd, ferdousi.akhter@gmail.com

 

Action for Combating Trafficking in Persons (ACT)

Project Introduction:

Dhaka Ahsania Mission as an active partner of the civil society in Bangladesh, recognizes the role it can play in undertaking various measures against trafficking in women and children and accordingly in September 1997, Dam initiated the Child and women Trafficking Prevention (CWTP in short) program for the reduction of trafficking as well as for the repatriation, reintegration and rehabilitation of the survivors of trafficking and the programs have been implemented in six vulnerable border bet districts at Southwestern part of the country since then. Goal of CWTP is to empowering the community to promote a safe living environment for the poor women and children and thus ensure the human rights. DAM has almost two decades of experience in working in the field of trafficking prevention programs and DAM’s overall activities can be divided in three categories which are: Prevention, Protection (Support to the survivor’s for rehabilitation)  and Repatriation.

Currently two anti trafficking projects entitled “Action for Combating Trafficking in Persons (ACT)” &Enhancing Community Capacity to Reduce Vulnerability to Human Trafficking are being implemented by DAM. ACT started in October, 2008. The project will significantly contribute to reduce the rate of trafficking in persons and unsafe migration, standardize the care and support of the trafficking survivors. In addition to that the project will also help to build the capacity of the GOB to prosecute traffickers related crimes. DAM is working on Survivors support component of ACT program. Which significantly supports the survivors for rehabilitating in the society through empowering them and sensitize the community to support the survivors as well. The duration of the project is from October 2008 to June 2012 with possible extension of another two more years. The project targeted and given priorities to the survivors of trafficking that include both male and female survivors.
Goal and Objective:
Project Goal: (Survivor Support Component)

To enhance and standardize protection & care for survivors of human trafficking.

 

Objectives :

  • To enhance customized service for the survivors of human trafficking.
  • To empower the survivors through building the capacity.
  • Promote enabling environment for reduce trafficking & unsafe labor migration.

 

Overall Project Activities:

survivors identified, outreached & repatriated, Survivor’s provided basic services( food, cloth, accommodation and recreation) through the shelter home/transit home, Survivors provided and linked with NFE and formal education, Survivors provided and referred for health support, Development/review of a standard & scientific guideline for counseling services, Survivors provided legal counseling and assistance, Identify and prepare an inventory for external possible service providers, Act partner’s  resource and expertise inventory prepare, Workshop/referral meeting with the identified with external services providers, Need assessment of shelter home, Capacity development of shelter home/transit home, Adoption and implementation of standard guideline on shelter management By GO and NGO run shelter homes/transit homes, Exposure visit for the staffs in outside country (in some shelter homes)to see the best practices ,Conduct needs assessment of the survivors, Developed customized training package, Provide vocational & entrepreneurship training. Provide job &internship opportunity, Provide individual and collective business support, Facilitate linkage building with financial and resource intuition, Conduct life skills need assessment, Provide life skills training for the survivors, Provide leadership , networking, community mobilization and communication training for the survivors, Organize theatre workshop for the survivors, Developed guideline for operation & institutionalization of  survivors voice group, Conduct various Training for the SV group, Organize peer to peer visit for the survivors’ voice group, Develop IEC (service options) materials, Publish documents on good practices and integration, Video documentation on successful integration , Conduct assessment study of the integrated survivors, Activation of CTC, Capacity builds up of Partner NGOs, Print/reprint of popular version (handbook) on new law, Orientation/dissemination seminar on new anti-trafficking law and NPA.

Outputs:

  • Standard Customized services available at the institution level-
  • Referral mechanism/network for the specialize services established.
  • Management & institutional capacity of the service providing center’s improved.
  • Increased livelihood opportunity and improved living condition.
  • Increased self-esteem& social communication capacity.
  • Capacity of Survivors Voice group capacitated and independently functional.
  • Positive engagement of community in terms of supporting of the survivors.
  • Informed community and other stakeholders about the trafficking prevention act and laws.

Result:

  • Survivor’s access in need based services ensured and minimum standard of services maintained.
  • Specialized services (trauma Counseling, special health support) received through the other services providers and network partners.
  • Staffs of the institutions (SH and Transit Home) are capable to serve the target group as per the need successfully.
  • Survivor’s skills in coping with situation and decision making increased.
  • ANIRBAN (Survivor voice group) initiative’s in supporting the survivors and raising their voices increased to great extent.
  • Community’s attitude towards the survivors has been changed and contribution of community in supporting the survivors increased.

Outcomes:

  • Minimum standard for survivor support adopted.
  • Range of service options identified and referral mechanism functioned well.
  • Institutional capacities increased to provide standardize and customize services to the survivors.
  • ANIRBAN (survivor Voice group) recognized as an advocacy forum for the survivors.
  • Enabling environment created in the community for the survivors and stigma reduced.

Project Duration: October 2008 to June 2014

Start date: October 2008

Financial partner (Donor): USAID through Winrock International

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Jessore & Jamalpur( Field Offices),

Jessore, Shatkira, Jamalpur, Narail, Khulna, Jinidha( Project areas)

Budget with annual breakup :  98,29,300.00

Number of project staffs and volunteers : 15

Contact Person  : Depak Sarkar, Project Coordinator, ACT

Email                     : dk.sarkar@ahsaniamission.org.bd, uma120dipak5@gmail.com

Bangladesh Counter Trafficking In Persons Program (BC-TIP)

Bangladesh Counter Trafficking In Persons Program (BC-TIP)

Partners:DAM, YPSA, SHISUK, Change Maker, Shocheton, Rights Jessore,ManobadhikerBastobayonSongstha, AgrogatiSongstha and Proyash.

Duration:October 2018- August 2020

Budget: 50,81,950 BDT/ 64,060.88 USD grant from Winrock International with funding from USAID.

Project Donor:Winrock International with funding from USAID

DAM Geographical location:

Name of the districts

Name of the Upazilas

Name of the Unions

Jessore

JessoreSadar

Noapara, Arabpur

Sharsha

Dihi&Bahadurpur

Chowgasa

Shorupdia, Shukhpukuria

Satkhira

SatkhiraSadar

Kushkhali&Jhaudanga

Kolaroa

Keragasi&Chandanpur

 

Goal:Improve livelihoods and empowerment of survivors with ensuring minimum standard care & support services through referral, coordination, participation and partnership.

Objectives:

  • To facilitate rescue & repatriation of the trafficked victims
  • To create access to minimum standard care & supports services through formalize referral mechanism
  • To ensure rehabilitation & integration of the survivors within families and communities
  • To empower the survivors for sustainable integration

Key activities:

  • Facilitate referral of the survivors through networking and partnership with GO, NGO, CBOs etc.
  • Provide shelter home support
  • Sustainable livelihood for rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Capacitated ANIRBAN,GONOKENDRA/CRC,CBOS for survivors reintegration and make a dignified environment for Survivors
  • Provide legal aid support
  • Mapping and directory of service providers to increase access to survivors for services

Project Component:
Survivors support at DAM shelter Home, Networking & Partnership with NGO, GO, Private & CSO for referral services to the trafficked survivors, Capacity building to GO, NGO &  CSOs to combat Human Trafficking, Strengthening Survivors Platform ‘ ANIRBAAN’ Survivors Group and Developing Service Providers Directory to create access to services and support to trafficked survivors etc.

Results/Outcome:

  • The potential GO/NGOs including CTCs in 5 upazillas in 2 districts with preference to Women Empowerment Activity(WEA) program and other DAM projects will be the network partner including WEA and other DAM projects for referral and reintegration in the project implementation areas.
  • 200 trafficked survivors (150 shelters female and 50 non shelters)will receive a minimum standard care & support services within and outside shelter home through networking and partnership.
  • 50% of the vulnerable communities around targeted survivor’s families will be educated through courtyard meetings, survivors experience sharing on the importance of protection and reintegration of the survivors.
  • The potential Ganokendras, CRCs, CPGs and ANIRBAN – the survivors voice group will be engaged through the network quarterly meetings, court yard meeting, experience sharing and attending the awareness session at community level for follow up and reintegration of survivors.
  • 10 Union level CTCs will have linkages with the Upazilla and district CTCs to ensure acceptance, supports and empowerment of trafficked survivors by the decision taken in the CTC committee meeting resolutions at district, upazila and union level through follow up, monitoring by CBOs and Network partners.
  • 50% trafficked survivors will receive legal aid support through district legal aid committee and NGOs providing legal aid support.
  • The 60% survivors will be linked to the service providers and the relevant network partners for livelihood options and the microcredit, IGA, Job placement, life skills, leadership skills, market linkage and entrepreneurship development in 2 districts.
  • Mobilise and support ‘ANIRBAN’ Voice Group for voice raising, educate communities on the protection of survivors, to facilitate life skills and leadership development to other survivors.
  • At least 60% of the enrolled survivors are engaged in vocational training, profitable income earning activities and running individual or group enterprises through linkage & partnership with GO/NGOs service providers so that they are self depended on income and employment opportunities

Contact person:

Ferdousi Akhter, Project Manager, BCTIP project
Human Rights & Governance Sector
Mob :# 01724812292, ferdousi.akhter@gmail.com

Advocacy and Communication with Communities to Empower for Accessing Social Services (ACCESS)Health & Empowerment”

Project Introduction:
The Project “Advocacy and Communication with Communities to Empower for Accessing Social Services (ACCESS) Health & Empowerment” is one of the key ‘Human Rights and Social Justice’ projects of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)  supported by CORDAID – The Netherlands. The major goal of the project is to create an enabling environment to increase access of vulnerable and marginalized groups, in particular, women and children, to quality public resources and services. The purpose of the project is to capacitate community as well as institutional service providers to improve and increase access to the services. Destitute and hardcore poor women, vulnerable and marginalized rural poor, adolescent girls and children of the impoverished families were the main target beneficiaries of the project from where 45,400 Ganokendra members of 44 Unions will be directly benefited. On the other hand, as indirect beneficiaries, approximately 42,000 community people, government officials, UP representatives, corporate sector representatives and other NGOs are also involved. The four-stroke implementation strategy of DAM will be the core implementation approach of the ACCESS H&E project for creating a micro and macro linkage. In this approach the capacity building of local institutions and communities as well, are given emphasize, through which they are able to plan, implement, monitor their activities within a systematic manner. The project will also contribute to increase confidence and knowledge, develop skills, changes in attitude and empowerment.Project Goal:
The overall objective (Goal) is to facilitate developing an enabling environment where poor, vulnerable and marginalized people would have increased access to health services for which they are entitled thus contributing to reduction in vulnerability and improved living condition. 

Objectives:

  • To improve functioning of health system at local level with increased access of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized people to quality health services.
  • To strengthen capacity of the community based organizations to register voice of the vulnerable people claiming their rights to public services toward improved health and livelihood.
  • To institutionalize a social protection system at local and national level addressing poverty, exclusion and disaster risk related vulnerabilities.

Results of the project:

Result 1:  Governance and service delivery capacity of the public and private health service providers strengthened and improved.

Result 2: Target communities’ become vigilant with access to information and enhanced capacity in addressing issues of exclusion, stigmatization and discrimination, specially of girls and disabled

Result 3: A social protection mechanism being evolved to support social assistance to the vulnerable people, risk protection against natural disasters and ensuring social equity in accessing health and livelihood services

Result 4: People’s coping mechanism and adaptability to face the climate change impact on environment strengthened.

Result 5: Lessons learned and good practices of the project documented, researched and disseminated for wider level replication

Outcome:

The project will leave a deep impact from the community level up to the entire society, as it will change/improve the attitude, concept, behavior, practice and involvement of all the stakeholders in the area. Observing the way the project benefits the poor and disadvantaged people, protects and upholds the human rights of the vulnerable women and children in the areas, The involvement of the government agencies, Union Parishad standing committee members, Action Group and Ganokendra/ CRC Management Committee in the project activities is also expected to leave positive impacts leading to good governance.

Who the Project will Serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)

Direct beneficiaries         = 45,400 Ganokendra members,

Indirect beneficiaries       = 42,000 community people

Adult women =35490; Adult men= 34454;

Children (below 18 yrs age) Girl=15186; Boy = 15310

Project Duration: 3 Years (1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013)

Start date: 1 January 2010

Financial partner (Donor): CORDAID, The Netherlands

Project Locations and number of field offices:

  • Location:       8 Upazila in 4 districts
  • field offices:  8

District

Upazilla/ Sub-district

No. of Union

Jessore

Jessore Sadar

7

Keshabpur

6

Chowgacha

4

Jhenaidha

Jhenaidha Sadar

8

Moheshpur

5

Narshingdi

Narshingdi Sadar

6

Jamalpur

Sharishabari

4

Dewanganj

4

4 District

8 Upazila

44

 

Budget with annual breakup:

 

Financial Year-1

Financial Year-2

Financial Year-3

Approved

Revised & Approved

Revised  & Approved

Grand Total  =

2,20,16,524

2,37,13,824

2,10,10,655

Donor Contribution =

1,82,03,024

2,01,80,824

1,77,74,205

Community Contribution

3,81,3,500

3,53,3,000

3,23,6,450

 

Number of Project staffs and Volunteers:

    • Project staffs: 95 (37 Female & 58 Male)
    • Volunteers: 925 (440 CAG members & 485 Community Workers)

Contact Person   : Md. Selimuddin, Project Coordinator
E-mail                     : s.uddin@ahsaniamission.org.bd, selim525@yahoo.com
Cell                          : 01712-975250

 

Advocacy and Communication with Communities to Empower for Accessing Social Services (ACCESS-CAFOD-II)

Project Introduction: 
The ACCESS-CAFOD-II project of DAM supported by CAFOD-UK has been implementing since March 2011. ACCESS-CAFOD-II project being implemented for creating an enabling environment to increase access of vulnerable and marginalized groups, in particular women, children and fishermen to quality public resources and services. This project has been implementing in two upazilla of Barguna district named Barguna Sador and Amtoli. This project follows rights based approach by facilitating opportunities to participations, decision- making and upholding the choice of the people. The project’s basis is to facilitate a process strengthening the analytical skills of problem solving. The Ganokendra’s (Peoples’ Organization) are becoming the main platform to organize people and remain as problem solver.
Under the project a number of adolescent forum were formed. Some activities have been undertaken to make the adolescent as future good and responsible citizen. A number of Life Skills training have already been offered to the adolescent boys and girls. These adolescent groups played a very vital role with support from community people to protest against all forms of violence against women and girl child.
Moreover, Barguna is one the regions in the country which has already been affected badly by the climatic change consequences. A number of people have become environmental refugee due to adverse affect of climate change. Besides, special attention is also needed for socially excluded and extreme poor families who have been facing challenges in their daily life and livelihood.
Goal and Objective:
Goal: Creating an enabling environment to increase access of vulnerable and marginalized groups, in particular, women, adolescents, and children, fisherman, socially excluded and environmentally refugee to quality public resources and services
The specific objectives: 

  • To institutionalize the Ganokendra and initiated a phase forward for the them towards sustainability
  • To capacitate adolescent forums with life skills options and to encourage them to work as social mobilizer to prevent violence against women and girls
  • To provide training and livelihood support to the climate refugee and other and other dis-advanced groups of community to claim their rights and increase access to the basic services and rights to improve theit living conditions
  • To make available the ICT facilities at the CRC/MCRC which could be work as information and communication hub for the rural people allowing increased access to information
  • To scale up the Ganokendra institutions in the nearby Upazillas for broader solidarity and raising voice of the disadvantaged for their rights
  • To strengthen the local coping mechanism to increase adaptability of the impact of the climate change reduce the risk of disaster vulnerability


Outputsà Resultsà Outcome:

Output 1 : Ganokendra as peoples’ organization institutionalized, scaled up and phase forwarded for sustainability.
Output 2 : Organized Adolescents, (especially girls) Life Skills improved  and contributed for social change
Output 3 : Institutional accountability of the service providers  (public and private) increased and service delivery system improved to reach deserving people
Output 4 : Choice and opportunities of improved living condition of the disadvantaged people under Ganokendra increased
Output 5 : Social use of ICT widened and peoples’ right to information established
Output 6   Community capacity of coping mechanism strengthened to reduce disaster risk  and vulnerability
Output 7 : Lessons learned and good practices documented, disseminated and use for pro-poor policy advocacy for development

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)
Women- 7950      Men- 2650,    Adolescent girls- 1060,    Adolescent boys- 530
Project Duration: March 2011 to February 2014
Start date: 01 March 2011
Financial partner (Donor): CAFOD-UK
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: 01 (One)
Budget with annual breakup:
1st Year: 4,800,943.00
2nd Year: 4,528,878.00
3rd Year: 4,061,257.00
Number of project staffs and volunteers : Project Staffs- 11 nos., Volunteers- 53 nos.

Contact Person   : Abdur Rakib, Project Coordinator
E-mail                     : a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd, rakib.a99@gmail.com
Cell                          : 01758-939678

KANANKANAN: Center for Destitute Women and Abandoned Children

Project Name:-  KANAN: Center for Destitute Women and Abandoned Children

KANAN Center for Destitute Women and Children – Founded in 2015 is a social institute of Rights & Governance Sector that is dedicated toward holistic development & rights establishment of 1) abandoned children- who have no safe place to live and are deprived of their mothers’ care, affection and basic human rights; 2) missing children- who somehow got parted from their families & ended up on streets; 3) destitute women- who are victims of sexual abuse/exploitation and thereupon, experienced unwanted pregnancy. Through various age-specific programmes and activities.

KANAN in joint collaboration with Ahsania Mission Support Forum, provides the targeted women & children with safe, secure residence and safeguard their basic rights to food, clothes, clean water, sanitation, health and psychosocial counseling, skill development and job placement as well as other needs. After phase out of from its first project (KACACDW) funded by KNH-Germany in December 2019, Ahsania Mission Support Forum extended their compassionate support toward us from January, 2022.

From its birth-moment till this date, KANAN has served 56 pregnant women and their 50 new born babies including 30 abandoned children altogether.

Country Context:
In Bangladesh most sexually abused victims need to leave their home and take shelter in an unfamiliar and unfriendly place of in the streets just to give birth to the child. Not to be notices by their relatives and friends. Unwanted pregnancy and denial of abortion create immense pressure for the rape victims to survive. Sexually abused victims when they leave home while carrying baby is very difficult to get a safe and secured place to stay and give birth. This the lives of the women and her expecting baby come very vulnerable. Once an illegitimate child is born the victim often abandons them in such an extremely risky situation that might often cause death to the new-born.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) mandated to pursue humanitarian services for the vulnerable group of the society and having the working with the marginalized children and destitute women, has taken the initiative to establish KANAN, a center for abandoned children of 0-5 age group as well as pregnant mothers and their new born babies who are victims of rape and sexual violence.

Objectives:

  • To provide accommodation facilities to beneficiaries (destitute women and abandoned children)  ensuring food, clothes, education, health care, training, job placement and mainstreaming children and help women get back their lost faith and spirit to restart life with new hopes.
  • To deal with children at risk and destitute women of any age who have been sexually violated and encountered unwanted pregnancy.

Specific Objectives:

  • To ensure support to newborn (0-2), abandoned children (3-5), girl abandoned children (5-10) years of age who do not have shelter or secured place to live and is devoid of parental care and denied of basic human rights.
  • To provide services to pregnant women who are victims of rape and having no shelter to give birth to their child and have no means to survive and ensure essential support during and after childbirth.

Outputs:

  • Abandoned children both boys and girls and pregnant mothers who are victims of rape and sexual violence accommodated in a safe and secured environment
  • Unwanted children rehabilitated in their families or adopted by other childless and safe and responsible families
  • Abandoned children are integrated to Ahsania Mission Children City at Panchagarh where they will be provided comprehensive education and development support services up to the age of 18 years
  • Mothers and children enjoyed food, healthcare, water and sanitation, electricity supply support.
  • Destitute women received vocational trainings and placed jobs with garment factories or self-employment
  • Likely to be victims of rape, the vulnerable stakeholders  are aware through mass awareness campaign program and BCC and ICC materials

Project Components:

  • Safe Accommodation for abandoned Children and destitute woman
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Education and Extra Curricular Activity
  • Reintegration and follow-up
  • Advocacy and Networking

Major Activities:

  • Age specific food, clothes, motherly care, medical services, counseling, education and recreational services.
  • Shelter for destitute pregnant mothers up to 6 months.
  • Comprehensive care and safe delivery assistance to the destitute pregnant mothers.
  • Observance of national and international days.
  • Game facilities in a colorful and child-friendly mini park
  • ECD support for minor children
  • Medical services by experienced and qualified physician (on-call), regular health check-up and referral opportunity to hospitals on emergencies.
  • Child rights and protection based trainings for staff capacity building
  • Organize issue-based workshops with NGOs, GOs and individual rights activists for mutual supports and knowledge sharing about rape victims and abandoned children.

Target Beneficiaries (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

6

9

 

 

3

Financial partner (Donor): Ahsania Mission Support Forum
Programme Location of Field office: KANAN, 266/1, South Paikpara, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Number of project staffs and volunteers: 3 project staff (Male-1 & Female 2).
Key Contact Person’s Details:
Name: Sk. Mahabbat Hossen, Team Leader, Rights and Governance Sector
Emailmahabbat.dam@gmail.com Cell: 01716054610

Ahsania Mission Children City (AMCC)

Project Name:  Ahsania Mission Children City (AMCC)

Introduction:

Dhaka Ahsania Mission has successfully completed the 5-year long MVDSC project with financial supports of KNH-Germany. The project has covered 486 children from June, 2014 until May 2019. Meanwhile a new five story residential building has been constructed with financial aid of KNH-Germany. It was decided earlier that PNG would provide necessary financial supports to 300 resident children in the newly constructed building. Hence, a project proposal covering a period of two years was prepared and submitted to KNH-Germany for consideration. A contract between DAM and KNH-Germany was signed about floating of the new project “Disadvantaged Children Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Advancement Mission (DREAM)’’ with effect from 01 June 2019 till 31 May 2021. The project will cover 305 children and the framework including all the support services will remain unchanged as they have been in the previous MVDSC project. Some structural and programmatic change may occur in near future. However current number of children the project has covered is 253. The children have already been moved into the new building from the old one.

Dhaka Ahsania Mission with its long experience and expertise in working with street children, has conceived the idea of developing a “Children City” with the objective of rehabilitating these children and allowing them to grow within an enabling environment where they can unleash their latent social energy and exhibit their potentials and creativity. The Ahsania Mission Children City (AMCC) closed on 31 May 2019.

Disadvantaged Children Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Advancement Mission (DREAM) – With financial support of KNH-Germany DREAM project is in implementation for a period of two years (2019-2021) in a newly constructed five story building with 240 children. Based on the learning and challenges of AMCC the new project has been remodeled with key thrust on child protection and child rights.

Objectives of the Project:

The overall objective of the project is to ensure support to “Disadvantaged Children Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Advancement Mission (DREAM)’’ of urban city centers of the country helping them to grow with their full potentials up to 18 years for mainstreaming in the society.

The broad objective of the project is to support and rehabilitate the DREAM Project of urban city centres in selected areas/cities of the country helping them to grow with their full potentials up to 18 years through education and specialized hands-on training on different trades of employable skills and child development services.

Specific Objectives:

  • To ensure social and economic security of helpless, poor and distressed children through establishment of Ahsania Mission Children City (AMCC).
  • To help the enrolled children of AMCC to grow with their in-born potentials and merits through education and training on different trades.
  • To develop of necessary infrastructure and support facilities of Ahsania Mission Children City (AMCC) in selected area.
  • To provide them food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, formal education up to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level with ethical education and job training on different trades for self employment and wage earning.
  • To motivate to change their attitude and mind set towards high level of moral values & lifestyle to become most worth, responsible & disciplined citizens of the country.

Project Agreement Number26653

Outputs :

  • Children provided full accommodation facilities with socio-economic and legal security.
  • Children enjoyed food, healthcare, water and sanitation, electricity supply support.
  • Children’s in-born potentials and merits are nurtured through talent hunting.
  • Children progressed remarkably in primary education with free learning materials, stationeries and quality teaching support.
  • Children provided socialization support and services with neighboring communities.
  • Children participated in life-skills and child rights orientation sessions.
  • Positive change in children’s attitude, moral, values and lifestyle.
  • AMCC worked closely with government and other non government agencies and are part of several local and national level networks.
  • Practiced participatory efforts in accommodation, socialization, education and cultural events.

Project Components:

  • Education, Skill Training, Self-Dependents, Job Skill and mental Development Support etc.
  • Safe accommodation with necessary protection and participation mechanism is established in Children City.
  • Healthy life, nutrition and personal hygiene are ensured for the targeted children
  • Education, Job Skill and mental Development Support are provided to the targeted children
  • Sustainable Social Reintegration and socialization process developed for the targeted children
  • Multi-level advocacy, networking and sustainability initiatives are functional

Major Activities

  • Conduct needs assessment/baseline survey.
  • Review, modification and finalization of management manual and resource materials.
  • Comprehensive work plan.
  • Organization and facilitation of motivational awareness education sessions for children.

Organization and facilitation of teachers’ trainings.

  • Organize life-skills and child rights training for children.
  • Children’s capacity building trainings/ orientations/motivational awareness education on   various development issues.
  • Organize and conduct AMCC monthly meetings.
  • Organize and maintain AMCC documentation, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Regular participation of children in AMCC activities/discussion sessions. Routine follow up by the AMCC staff.

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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F

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F

M

F

202

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Project Duration: Ongoing
Financial partner (Donor): DAM own contribution
Implementing partner (if any):  NIL
Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  AMCC, Jalapara, Hafizabad, Panchagarh and Paikpara, Dhaka

Project Budget:
Number of project staffs and volunteers: 29 project staffs (Male- 22 & Female 7).
Contact Person :
Sk. Mahabbat Hossen, Team Leader, Rights and Governance Sector
Email: mahabbat.dam@gmail.com , Cell: 01716054610

Thikana (Shelter Home) Home for Children & Women Victims and Survivors

Thikana (Shelter Home) Home for Children & Women Victims and Survivors

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. Jashore 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 its own constructed two storied building located at Vecutia in the outskirt of Jashore 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.

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

Objective:

  • To ensure the safety of the survivors by creating a survivor friendly environment.
  • To offer rehabilitation and development services through accommodation, food, health, education, counseling, vocational training
  • 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.

Specific Objectives: To ensure the safety of the survivors rehabilitation and development services through food, health, education, counseling, vocational training etc. To increase an enabling in the community for successfully re-integration of the survivors.

  • 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.
  • Launch networking, partnership and local advocacy for strengthening prevention, rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration services.

Outputs
45 survivors rescue, 02 survivors job placement, 15 survivor’s life skill training, 03 survivors vocational training (Beauty parlor), 10 survivors legal support, 45 survivors family re-integration:

  • 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: survivors rescue, to serve them safe shelter, food, health support, counseling, vocational training, life skill training, family re-integration, follow up etc.

  • 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

Thikana (Shelter Home) Management: The Shelter Home is managed under the DAM Right & Governance Sector’s Institution. The existing staff are: Shelter Home Manager, Home Mothers, Counselor, Paramedic, Lawyer and other support staff e.g. cook, security guards and the cleaner are now working run day to day affairs. The site and field staff are guided by Programme Coordinator based in the Dhaka head office who is directly reportable to the Executive Director for all activities. Donor liaison and contacts are made by both the Executive Director and the Programme Coordinator.

Networking & Partnership: The shelter home management has built and continuing networking partnership relationship at local and national levels for rescue, repatriation and rehabilitation of the survivors. DAM maintains a close liaison and contacts with the relevant government Ministries and Departments and non-government organizations like Rights Jashore, World vision, Winrock International, Missing Child Alert project & UNODC project to strengthen its services to the enrolled survivors in the Shelter Home.

Linkage to the service providing agencies: Shelter home management has developed wider working linkage with local organization, institution, business and commercial firms, civil society organizations, Union Parished, Upuzila Parishad, local community leader including legal aid lawyers in advancing the rights and legal protection of the enrolled survivors. This institutional supports through linkages provides the survivor a strong moral support and sense of belongings in the development process. Under the process the survivor become empowered for their own development and rehabilitations.

Contact Person: Sk. Mahabbat Hossen, Team Leader, Rights and Governance Sector
Email: mahabbat.dam@gmail.com | Mobile: +880 1716054610

Fight Slavery and Trafficking in persons (FSTIP)

Project Name: Fight Slavery and Trafficking-In-Persons (FSTIP) Activity

Project Introduction: Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity worldwide and takes several forms: including exploitation of men, women and children into bonded or abusive labor or the commercial sex trade. TIP is one of the largest sources of illegal income globally. Trafficking violates basic human rights, damages lives, feeds corruption, exerts an economic toll on governments and citizens, and harms society at all levels.

The FSTIP, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by Winrock International, will work in trafficking-prone districts to address the trafficking problem. This project provides robust interventions in one the USAID’s area of emphasis Protection. It connects local and national government representatives, non-governmental organizations, citizens and community leaders to prevent trafficking-in-persons, protect survivors and reverse damage done to them, prosecute the crimes of perpetrators, and engage at all levels of society as change agents in curbing the crime.

Project Agreement Number: 6998-22-A-03

Overall Objective: Ensure survivors have access to quality services for sustainable integration with protection, dignity and minimum standards of care & support services through referrals, advocacy, participation and partnership.

Specific Objectives:

  • TIP and child marriage survivors receive enhanced care and services by NGO and government service providers
  • Effective implementation of national minimum standard care policy and SOPs by governmental and NGO shelters.
  • Improved identification and referral mechanisms for survivors of internal and cross-border TIP and Child Marriage.
  • Strengthened survivor leadership and sustainability of ANIRBAN
  • Survivors and at-risk groups of TIP and CM linked to education, skills training, and alternative livelihood opportunities

Outputs:

  • 720 TIP and CM survivors received referrals, and direct protection assistance
  • Four (4) old referral directories are reviewed and updated through validation workshop and two (2) new directories are developed
  • 150 CM survivors received tailored protection and reintegration assistance
  • Liberty Shared-designed Victim Case Management System in place at working area
  • ANIRBAN members are oriented and practicing community and family counseling
  • 16 quarterly meeting for creating a feedback-based and survivor-centered service provision
  • ANIRBAN’s exposure increased, and survivors’ engagement enhanced to implement feedback-based services through consultation with ANIRBAN
  • Feedback collection from 130 survivors who received protection assistance from FSTIP for creating safe spaces for survivors to express their needs
  • 60 ANIRBAN and peer leader volunteers, need based CTC members and need based law enforcement members are oriented and identifying TIP victims in a sensitive and trauma-informed manner with the support of other component subqrantees
  • Conduct 1 victim identification workshop for ANIRBAN, peer leaders, CTC, CMPC, and GBV committee members, and law enforcement agencies with the support of other subqrantees
  • Include new members in existing ANIRBAN survivors’ group for strengthening its functionality and sustainability, formed new ANIRBAN group if needed in the new areas
  • Support to select 6survivors are compensated for their expertise as well as being hired as a consultant as advisors to the project
  • Select suitable ANIRBAN members for linking to the Survivor Alliance
  • 50 Successful livelihood reintegration support arranged in partnership with other donors, NGOs and existing programs
  • Livelihoods components within victim services formalized
  • 72 survivors supported with sustainable livelihoods from business or private organizations
  • 70 CM survivors received educational support and vocational training
  • Referral pathways from CTCs and CMPCs to GoB departments developed
  • Partnerships with like-minded government and non-government entities established and/or continued resulted in improved services for TIP and CM victims/survivors
  • 75 returned migrants due to COVID-19 pandemic supported by the partnership with WEWB,
  • COVID-19 informed protection services ensured for victims/survivors of TIP and CM in each shelter home

Project Components:  Survivors Service (Shelter, Food, Cloth, health, counseling, Hygiene, etc) *Developed & Review District Referral Directories, *Skill Training -Livelihood support *Education support *Victim identification workshop *New ANIRBAN group formation.

  • Minimum standards of care & support (TIP/CM)
  • Referral networking and partnership mechanism for the survivors
  • Sustainable livelihood for rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Capacity building of Anirban- The survivors own voice raising platform
  • Legal aid support
  • Review & upgradation of the referral directories
  • Educational support and vocational training for child-marriage survivors
  • Support for returned migrants (during COVID-19 pandemic)

Major Activities:

  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive plan on TIP and CM victims that is aimed to protect them through proper identification and referral to a functional mechanism where, law enforcement, members of ANIRBAN, peer leaders, CTCs, and like-minded organizations will identify victims/survivors and refer them to FSTIP supported subgrantee shelter homes.
  • Develop and revitalize referral directories to provide comprehensive support to survivors;
  • Provide protection assistance to survivors of CM and TIP.
  • Implement Victim Case Management System (VCMS) for all trafficking victims to meet their unique needs and fulfill their rights;
  • Expand the pool of trained trauma counselors.
  • Provide community and family counseling to support long-term reintegration;
  • Secure additional funding and in-kind contributions for survivor services and shelter homes.
  • Provide staff refreshers training on Minimum Care Standards.
  • Develop an animated video explaining the “dos” and “don’ts” of providing care to TIP and CM survivors.
  • Follow-up with survivors and collect feedback from them through in-person visits and from meetings with ANIRBAN and Peer Leaders to take necessary steps to address the issues raised by the survivors in their feedback;
  • Need-based support to consult with ANIRBAN on the design and socialization of direct survivor engagement that respects individual experiences and creates safe spaces for survivors to express their needs.
  • Improving the identification tools and capacities of CTC members, law enforcement, and peer volunteers.
  • Conduct victim identification workshops for ANIRBAN, peer leaders, CTC, CMPC, and GBV committee members, and law enforcement agencies.
  • DAM will strengthen referral linkages between Bangladesh service providers and their peers in destination countries
  • Training of ANIRBAN leaders on strategic planning and resource mobilization, as well as supporting registration of chapters with both DYD and DSS.
  • Recruit survivor consultants to share their lived insights during activity design
  • Identify and link potential ANIRBAN members to the Survivor Alliance.
  • Establish linkages for survivors and people at risk with livelihoods trainings, job placement services, and life skills and financial literacy through direct training or partnership with the private sectors and government departments.
  • train FSTIP sub-grantee partner personnel on how to deepen and formalize the livelihood components of their victim services and ensure connectivity to external programs and opportunities;
  • Expand outreach to business and private TTCs to provide FSTIP beneficiaries with job training in high-demand sectors and help identify reputable employers;
  • Provide private sector partners an orientation on trauma- informed approaches.
  • Connect CM survivors and at-risk girls to access educational grants and vocational training.
  • Capacitate the CTCs and the CMPCs to include livelihoods-support targets at the union and Upazila levels to help develop clear referral pathways
  • Facilitate referral of the survivors through networking and partnership mechanism:
  • Minimum standards of care & support (TIP/CM)
  • Sustainable livelihood for rehabilitation and reintegration:
  • Capacity building of ANIRBAN- The survivors own voice raising platforms.
  • Legal aid support:
  • Referral directories are review and update:
  • CM survivors received educational support and vocational training:
  • Returned migrants support due to COVID-19 pandemic:

Project Participants (Direct): [During Total Project Year)

Type

Number

TIP (Trafficking in Person) survivors/victim

570

TIP (Trafficking in Person) survivors/victim

150

Anirban voice group

1 Group

CTC (Counter trafficking committee)

96

GBV (Gender Base Violence) Committee

96 Committee

Returned migrant due to COVID’19 pandemic

75

Child Marriage Prevention Committee (CMPC)

96 Committee

 

Project Duration: 31 March, 2022 to 30 March, 2026

Financial partner (Donor): USAID & Winrock International.

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Jhenidah, Jahsore, Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat & Barishal,

Project Budget: 1,20,30,915

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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1

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0

0

 

Contact Person:
Name & Designation: M M Reza Latif, Project Coordinator
Email: reza.jessore@gmail.com, Cell : 01720518464