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Help stop human trafficking from West Bengal


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.

Campaign updates

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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Shakti Vahini works tirelessly to end violence against women and children in India, with a focus on combating human trafficking, slavery and child labour. Shakti Vahini works closely with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, police, government agencies, and statutory agencies to combat violence against women and children. In the last ten years, the organization has rescued more than 2000 victims of human trafficking from various exploitative situations.

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