Swayangsiddha-a scheme to combat human trafficking in Bengal

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    20th Sep, 2018

Context

In order to curb human trafficking in Bengal, state police has come up with a self-reliance scheme known as Swayansiddha.

About

  • The initiative will encourage youth-led action and partnership which will empower young girls and boys with knowledge and skills to make them less vulnerable to violation and abuse of their rights.
  • It will achieve above target through-
  • Raising awareness on human, gender and child rights and strengthening prevention of human trafficking and child marriage using converging approach.
  • Engaging youth from different schools and colleges to combat human trafficking and child marriage.
  • Strengthening response mechanism in collaboration with police and protection committees to build safe community
  • Strengthening access to schemes and entitlements on education, training, livelihood and food security for vulnerable groups.

Significance

  • It is a move in the right direction as the state has the highest number of missing children as per the recently released data of Home Ministry.
  • It is first of its kind in terms of community participation in crime control measures.
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