Alliance for Cooperation and Legal Aid Bangladesh - ACLAB

Safe Migration & Combating Human Trafficking

ACLAB is working on Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers project at Pekua Upazilla, Cox's bazar district with funded by the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) through BRAC and Managed by World Bank and The project is aiming to reduce vulnerability of migrant workers and their families through (i) better access to accurate and timely information and services for safe migration for both male and female migrants; and (ii) reducing dependency of migrants on middlemen by establishing and strengthening community-based organizations.

The following services are being provided in the project:
• Provide skill development training on 5 trades such as Tailoring, Housekeeping, Electrical Wiring installment, ICT and Plumbing
• Provide pre-departure and entrepreneurship training
• Formation female groups with potential, returnee migrants and their family members at Union level
• Open Safe Migration Information Corner at Union Parisad
• Organize advocacy meeting with local government
• Organize community level meeting and Upazilla and District level sharing meeting with different stakeholders.
• Regular Coordinate with SMFC & CBO;
• Coordination with local level stake holder, local club and journalist;
• Data Collection on migration related;
• Involvement all activity which is provide from brac as like support all types of training, field activity and other's related activity;
• Prepared referral format & Referral directory
• Organize street drama, video show, court yard and community meeting;
• Arrange pre-decision orientation
• Organize orientation workshop for CBOs & NGOs;
• Organize workshop on legal aid affair for migrants;
• Provide accurate and timely information and services (Government initiatives, training, passport and visa processing, migration cost, travel documents);
• Establish linkage with service provider organizations;
• Provide information regarding the usage of remittance;
• Observance the World Migration Day.