Migration experts at a workshop on Thursday stressed the need for dissemination of correct information about overseas jobs among the potential migrant workers to help prevent incidents of trafficking in persons and also ensure the safe migration from Bangladesh.
They made the observations while speaking at the workshop on ‘Bangladesh Counter Trafficking-in-Persons: Improve Comprehensive Assistance for the Survivors of Labor Trafficking and Promote the Practice of Safe Migration.’
Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program in cooperation with USAID and Winrok International organized the mapping workshop at National Press Club for service providing organizations in preventing human trafficking and facilitating safe migration.
Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training additional director general Sheikh Rafiqul Islam who spoke at the workshop as chief guest sought cooperation of all concerned to prevent human trafficking.
He put emphasis on reducing the migration cost of the workers going abroad.
Rafiqul said that it was essential to extend welfare services to the female workers who were returning home from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in distressed condition.
Wage Earners’ Welfare Board director Zahirul Islam, among others, also spoke at the workshop.
Migrant rights activists from different grassroots organizations, recruiting agents, legal officer and law enforcers were present at the workshop.