Many children trafficked within or outside Bangladesh every year are sold as sex workers, child labourers, beggars, bond slaves, drug smugglers, objects of pornography, and so on. It is very difficult for the survivors of trafficking to return to their previous lives after this type of experience because they often suffer from physical and psychological problems. The Sanjog-II project of AB aims to have a positive, empowering psycho-social impact on children in difficult circumstances by developing their active participation, learning and advocacy in combating social exclusion and stigmatization.
The project intends preventing and protecting 3000 children in difficult circumstances against violence, abuses, exploitation and trafficking through an embryonic social setting appropriate for their physical mental and social development. Developing Media & Advocacy and Peer Support skills amongst young people enables them to offer peer support to child victims of violence, sexual abuse and trafficking and also influence local and national policy-makers in terms of their prevention, protection and rehabilitation. It also instigates mass community mobilization to prevent trafficking, abuse and exploitation of children in difficult circumstances. The project promotes policy dialogue with the State Party to implement existing laws and policies related to CCL, CSEC, trafficking, rehabilitation of CSS. It ensures safe shelter, nutritious food, preventive and curative treatment, non-formal & formal education, psychological support, recreation, participation, repatriation of the traffic victims, capacity building for promoting peer support, skills & vocational training followed by suitable job placement and social & family re-integration for children through two 24-hours shelter homes.