Anti Human Trafficking
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Anti - Human Trafficking Centre, Majhatoli

In this 21st century human trafficking has become the breaking news of every newspaper. It is an organized crime estimating corers of profit to the agents involved at different stages like recruiting, selling, buying and transporting. The traffic victims are confined and forced to work as bonded labourers. Sometimes they may even become victims of removal of organs, or marriages with discrepancies, physical exploitation or forced prostitution and so on.

Most of the women and children trafficked are from Jharkhand belonging to Tribal groups like Oraon, Munda, Kharia and Santhal. 77 percent girls trafficked belong to the Scheduled Tribe, 12 percent to the Scheduled Caste, 3 percent to the general and 8 percent to the Other Backward Class as informed by Sanjay Mishra of ATSEC (Action Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children, Jharkhand).

Since 2009 Sr. Sushila Lakra was engaged in this ministry. She visited many families and conducted various awareness camps for the students of Government as well as private schools and women of Chainpur block. On 8th April 2013 officially a centre was opened specifically for this ministry at Holy Cross convent Majhatoli, Gumla.

1. The Target Area:- 11 blocks of Gumla District, Jharkhand
2. Target Group:- Rural youth (girls), women and children

Objective:-


  • To foster awareness in general public of Jharkhand state especially in Gumla District on Anti - Human Trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation.
  • Advocating for the provision of mental and physical health services, psychological counselling to reintegrate in the family or society and thus to support the victims of Trafficking.
  • Collaborating with organizations working to eradicate human trafficking including government agencies and non- governmental organizations and grassroots advocacy groups.
    • The main factors of trafficking are unemployment, lack of education, economic backwardness, desire for urban life style, loss of traditional sources of livelihood, drop outs. Very often girls and parents become easy target of agencies who lure them with attractive packages and life style.
    • Our involvement in Anti - Human trafficking is mainly focused in parish, diocese and province level.

Activities in Anti - Human Trafficking:



I. Awareness Camp conducted: 12
- Number of students attended both from Govt. & Private Schools: 3500
- Number of women attended: 300

II. Survey:
BlockNo. of village SurveyedNo. of girls migrated
Chainpur08102
Raidih26277
Total34379

III. Rescued from Human trafficking

IV. Counseling: The sisters counsel the rescued victims and reach them to their home or study places or try to shelter them wherever they can.

The plan for the coming 6 years is through the Strategy of Three P's (Protection, Prevention, and Prosecution) that proceeds to the Strategy of Three R's (Rescue, Re-habilitation and Re-integration). All these activities are carried out in a net work.