BISR conducted a study on Human Trafficking in Bangladesh in the vulnerable Upazilas of Jessore and Satkhira Districts of Bangladesh. The study attempted to explore the condition of human trafficking survivors and the knowledge and attitudes of community people towards the survivors.
The study explored that every survivor has a tragic experience during the period of trafficking and all of them had suffered inhumanly – both physically and mentally. Some of them are still suffering from some kinds of trauma. Their mental state has not fully recovered as that experience was hard to forego and forgive. Female survivors are open to disclose about their trafficking but still do not dare to disclose their sexual harassment during their trafficked life. Earlier survivors’ integration in the society was not a major issue due to many socioeconomic impediments like social, structural, economic and functional but these days that got people’s attention.
Study found that due to the effective roles of NGOs, the community people earned a good level of knowledge about the issues related to human trafficking. Now they know that other than adult male and female children can also be the victim of trafficking. The community people could also know that many socioeconomic factors other than poverty and unemployment may cause trafficking.