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On 06 May 2017 the NGO Jabala organized a ‘Panchayat level sensitization meeting’ on preventing human trafficking at Balti-Nittanandakati Gram Panchayat of Swarupnagar Block/ North 24 Parganas. Enthusiastic students of local high schools and college, school teachers, civic and ICDS-volunteers, village supervisors, local NGOs, religious leader, local political leader, panchayat members and police officers actively participated in the program with discussions and group work.
This ‘Panchayat level sensitization meeting’ comes under a networking and awareness building project by NGO Jabala to fight against Human Trafficking, called ‘SAMPARKA’, which is funded by the German Consulate General Kolkata on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. The aim of this months-long project in West Bengal is to sensitize the affected population and the policy makers including the police, about the existing problem and how to prevent human trafficking through inclusive participation.