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November 2016: A large baby trafficking ring was exposed in West Bengal following an investigation by police. This case shows how endemic trafficking is in the State and the need for measures to offer better protection.

Help stop human trafficking from West Bengal

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West Bengal is the centre of human trafficking for domestic slavery in India today. With no law pertaining to placement agencies in West Bengal, children and women continue to fall prey to illegal recruitment agencies that entice them with false job offers and then trap them into domestic slavery.

Last year, the government of Chhattisgarh took an admirable step and adopted a law to regulate placement agencies. 1 In an executive order of the Department of Labor Delhi, placement agencies have been directed to register with the Labor Department. 2 But West Bengal, which tops the chart for trafficking, has no such law. If we come together, we can spur West Bengal to pass a similar law and make ending trafficking for domestic slavery an urgent priority.

The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime states that out of over 19,000 children and women who went missing from West Bengal in 2011, only 6000 have been traced.3

Anti-slavery organizations believe that many of them have been trafficked to cities as domestic workers, where they remain at the mercy of traffickers – abused and exploited.
By calling on the state government to take immediate action, together we can help protect children and women from the false allurements of traffickers.

Ask the Government of West Bengal to ensure that important steps are taken to combat human trafficking.

  • November 2016: A large baby trafficking ring was exposed in West Bengal following an investigation by police. This case shows how endemic trafficking is in the State and the need for measures to offer better protection.

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This is so unbelievable and corrupt that there are psychos like this in our world. Where are the laws in these countries. We need to throw the perpetrators in jail.

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Ethics, we need to introduce ethics in our school, in our life, in our brain !!!

Call on the West Bengal Government to Help Stop Trafficking for Domestic Slavery

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Dear Ms. Mamata Banerjee Hon Chief Minister of West Bengal,

Thousands of children and women are trafficked from West Bengal every year, many sold off as domestic slaves in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other big cities by illegal placement agencies.

I request that you help stop human trafficking for domestic slavery by enacting legislation on placement agencies that will:

– Regulate and register placement agencies

– Define rights of domestic workers

– Form a committee to verify credentials of all placement agencies

– Ban employment of children by placement agencies

– Set up complaint redressal forums

– Make provisions to perform surprise checks on placement agencies

– Guarantee minimum wage

– Make provisions to provide legal aid, welfare mechanisms, social security benefits to domestic workers

– Ensure placement agencies implement the social security scheme

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