A Regional Conference on Networking to Combat Child Trafficking was organized by BNWLA on behalf of the Prevention of Child Trafficking through Strengthening Community and Networking” (PCTSCN), a project implemented by a consortium of ATSEC Members. The implementing consortium partners were: BNWLA, CPD, Nari Maitree, INCIDIN Bangladesh, Rights Jessore , SEEP and INCIDIN Bangladesh as thelead with the support of TdH Netherlands.

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The inaugural program was presided by Advocate Salma Ali, Executive Director, BNWLA and the keynote address was delivered by A.K.M Masud Ali, Executive Director INCIDIN Bangladesh.

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Mr.Rinchen Chopel, Director General, SAIEVAC attended as Chief Guest in the opening ceremony. Mr. Abu Hena Md. Rahmatul Muneem,(Additional Secretary (Political),Focal Person of Monitoring Cell under RRRI Task Force of Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh), Mr. Manabendranath Mandal, Executive Director, SLARTC & Coordinator ATSEC India, Mr.Thangaperumal Ponpandi, Program Manager, Child Trafficking & Migration in Asia, TdH-Netherlands also attended as Special Guests.

The Honourable Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Asaduzzaman Khan, MP was attended as Chief Guest in the closing ceremony. Dr. Aminul Islam, Joint Secretary and National Coordinator SAIEVAC Bangladesh; MOWCA, Mr. Mahmudul Kabir, Country Director, TDH-Netherlands, Bangladesh, also attended as Special Guests in this closing session.

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The Conference Declaration was presented by A.K.M. Masud Ali, Executive Director, INCIDIN Bangladesh, Chair of ATSEC Bangladesh and the PCTSCN Consortium. The concluding program was presided over by Advocate Fawzia Karim Firoze, President of BNWLA.