Regional level consultation on “combating human trafficking in NER held

Shillong, Sep 28: The National Commission for Women (NCW) in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Women Commission today held a Regional Level Consultation on “Combating Human Trafficking in NER” at North Eastern Council Auditorium, Shillong.

The objective of the Consultation is to improve the effectiveness in tackling cases of human trafficking, raising awareness among women and girls, capacity building and training of Anti Trafficking Units and to strengthen & sensitize law enforcement machineries.

In her address Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women appreciated the scenario of women in the Northeast and their dominance in every field.

Sharma stressed on devising newer methods of prevention, protection and prosecution of human trafficking of women in Northeast region since the region shares international borders with countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar which has invariably becomes a transit point.

In view of tackling cases of human trafficking, Sharma said that the NCW along with States Commission can play a greater role in creating job opportunities, sensitization for girls in schools and colleges and holds periodic meeting with the stakeholders to review the challenges.

 

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