16th January 2016:- State Level Sensitization Workshop NALSA (Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation) Scheme, 2015

Irrefutable is the fact that trafficking in women and children, an obscene affront to their dignity and rights, is a gross commercialization of innocent human lives, indulged in by organized criminals. Trafficking violates all known canons of human rights and dignity. Human trafficking is a conspicuous human rights violation that occurs thought the world. Due to its complex cross-border nature, human trafficking requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary national and international response. The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children( the UN Trafficking Protocol) provides a roadmap for cross-national collaboration as well as recommendations for enacting effective domestic human trafficking laws.

To ensure effective implementation of NALSA (Victim of Trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation) Scheme, 2015, the Bihar State Legal Services Authority organized two days training programme of Panel Lawyers of 32 districts of Bihar (total 62 participants) on the Subject “Law and Procedure of Modern Day Slavery” and “Assessment Study regarding the scope of District Level Legal Services Provided by the Legal Services Authority and opportunities for conversance with NGO involved in addressing Human Trafficking” on 14th-15th May, 2016. The participant panel lawyers were trained on the subject of Human Trafficking in India (Bonded Labour and Sex Trafficking), legal framework to address human trafficking, legal framework for provision of services to survivors by Legal Services Authority (LSA) and LSA research- Processes, key findings and recommendations. A presentation and group discussion on how Legal Services Authority can provide services to the Human Trafficking survivors was also held.

The BSLSA collaborated with Justice Resource Centre, Justice Venture International Projects, an NGO working in this field for organising this programme.