First Responders’ Campaign against Human Trafficking
The project will be implemented in four locations in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, Mamura in Sector- 59, Garhi Chaukhandi in Sector- 71, Basai in Sector- 70 and JJ Colony in Sector 16. It will reach 75 young girls and boys within the age group of 18-35-years-old. These locations are selected considering their diverse social group composition, migrant population, and various vulnerabilities related to child marriage, substance abuse, child labor, prostitution and school-dropouts. These young girls and boys would be selected by the following parameters: status as a student, working person and marriage status. The group will be inclusive of local and migrant community backgrounds to ensure a diverse and balanced group.
The overall goal of the project is to create a pool of trained anti-human trafficking young leaders to will act as first responders and crusaders to combat human trafficking in their communities. This could be achieved by the following objectives:
- Generate awareness among youth on the various aspects of human trafficking
- Selection of 75 young leaders to be trained on the three paradigms of human trafficking prevention, protection and prosecution
- Equip the 75 young leaders with the necessary skills in identifying the vulnerabilities associated with human trafficking in their respective communities.
- Create a resource pool and support group of young leaders in the form of a first responder club among the 75 trainees. They will act as outreach partners, assist in information dissemination and organize campaigns against human trafficking in the larger community and society.
“The program was curated judiciously keeping every aspect of the anti-trafficking discourse that is relevant to my domain of work. It was a true delight to learn from all the experts about the measures undertaken in the context of the US in the area of prevention, protection, and prosecution which has been a true value add.” -Satya Prakash
Satya Prakash holds a Master of Philosophy degree in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, has specialized in social and behavioral research at the University of Miami and is a visiting fellow at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
Prakash has advocated for children’s rights and combatted human trafficking for more than a decade. As a practitioner, researcher and facilitator, he has designed programs on preventing trafficking in source states such as Jharkhand, Assam and Manipur. His interventions have been recognized as models to emulate at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Through his work with his NGO FXB India Suraksha, he has rescued over 600 women and children from human trafficking and forced labor, reached over 30,000 children and community members to reduce their vulnerability to trafficking and trained over 10,000 law enforcement personnel on the human trafficking framework and children’s rights in India.
Prakash has conducted ground research and written extensively on topics commissioned by the UNODC, UNDP, Harvard University and others. He is currently an expert panelist at the state-run Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the Child Resource Center and others. He also serves as a panel member of the committee for formulating Indian Standards for leveraging Human Capital in Brick Kiln under the Social Responsibility Selection Committee constituted by the Bureau of Indian Standards under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, Government of India. Prakash also serves as a member of the Research Advisory Group of the National Resource Center on Child Labor at the V.V. Giri National Labor Institute, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Labor and Employment of India.