India: Border guards - critical stakeholders in combating human trafficking
18 June 2012
UNODC has brought together, for the first time, Indian actors manning the Indo-Bangladesh border and the Indo-Nepal border. In collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and the Border Security Force (BSF), UNODC organized a 'National Level Training Workshop for border control officers, front line officers and other relevant actors in victim identification and referral for appropriate treatment and reintegration of trafficked survivors'. The three day workshop with 40 participants took place from 6 to 8 June at the Border Security Force (BSF) Head Quarters in Siliguri, North Bengal.
Representatives from NGOs interacted with the participants and discussed the importance of the collaboration between border guards and NGOs, where by the border guards are able to successfully identify victims with the help of local NGOs and also refer them to appropriate NGOs as the first step to rehabilitation.
To read more about the training read the full story here.
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