District Level Workshop on Coordinating Efforts to Jointly Address Human Trafficking
Impulse Case Management Centre Support System Wide Capacity Building
District Level Workshop on Coordinating Efforts to Jointly Address Human Trafficking, 26th – 27th February, 2020 Tura, West Garo Hills District:
Impulse NGO Network in collaboration with Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute MATI Government of Meghalaya also organized a District Level Training Workshop supported by the Church’s Auxilliary For Social Action (CASA) as a follow up of the District Level Consultation to promote technical training and information and to assist cases under the scope of the different stakeholders engaged in this workshop. The key aim of this training workshop is to map current programs that can provide assistance in cases of human trafficking to promote their resources into a single-window network in order to prevent duplication, yet to put forward concerted initiatives among stakeholders under the Impulse Model program.
Commencing with, Knowledge Sharing On Human Trafficking Case Intervention by Sonam
Tenzing Bhutia IPS DIGP Range Sikkim Police Government of Sikkim– “He emphasized on the role of technology as a tool for traffickers to gather information on the most vulnerable people, the importance of collaborating with Civil Society Organisations and telecommunications. He highlighted the close relationship with Impulse NGO Network by the use of the Impulse Case Management Centre Software under the Impulse Model as one of the successful coordination platforms among stakeholders that can assist cases from different states in the country as well as abroad mentioning a number of case studies and the procedures.”
Laws Related to Anti Human Trafficking by Sauradeep Dey Advocate Guwahati High Court Human Rights Law Network – “He stated the various Provisions that are available for protecting women and children from various exploitations. He also mentioned about the fast track courts and the punishments for committing such crimes. He had an open conversation with the participants regarding the provisions and punishments on real-time cases .”
Rights & Entitlement To Prevent Human Trafficking by Phungreiso Varu Communications Officer Church’s Auxilliary For Social Action (CASA) –“ He introduced the works of CASA to the participants highlighting the mission of uplifting and empowering communities through Rights and Entitlements which is given by the Government and he has also related one of the ways of fighting human trafficking by making sure Communities enjoy the incentives and programs the Government has implemented.”
Laws On Women Rights by Ivyreen Warjri Assistant Director Good Governance Cell Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute-“ She introduced the concept of gender as a social construct which demarcates discrimination and rise of crimes against women. Highlighting the safety of women, she talked about the number of rape cases. She briefed on kinds of assistance that can be acquired by women to generate financial empowerment through various schemes.”
Impulse Model & Impulse Case Management Centre Software For Communication To Address Human Trafficking Cases by Rosanna Lyngdoh Director Impulse NGO Network – “She informed the modus operandi of the traffickers to the stakeholders by presenting cases which were reported to Impulse Case Management Centre. She emphasized how social media and the internet are in use to traffic victims. She also highlighted how strict measures are now necessary to combat human trafficking and how the community should work along with the authorities to prevent people from being trafficked.”
Concluding, the workshop which involved 61 participants was successful because of the fact that the majority of the participants agreed to the objective. They also understood the basic concept of human trafficking correlating to the gender-based construct of society leading to violence against women and human trafficking and ways to assist human trafficking cases and the basic objective of the workshop. The participants felt that this program is a good initiative of bringing stakeholders together to jointly address human trafficking to a very remote part of India, North East India.