Support for Vulnerable Women to Irregular Migration and Trafficking
Women residing in border areas whom are desperate to provide financial support for their families are regularly being exploited and targeted by human traffickers. BSRM joined hands with ADORE to support marginalized women vulnerable to trafficking, sexual harassment and at high health risk. In association with Alternative Development Organization for Research & Evaluation (ADORE), BSRM set up skill training center to train up these women in Durgapur area of Bagherpara Upazila under Jashore district. Initiated in September 2013, this project aims to teach the women useful skills to help become self-reliant in order to support their children and families. The training center is equipped with required tools and machines, to facilitate training on tailoring, stitching cloths, embroidery, block printing etc. It has changed the lives of many women vulnerable to irregular migration and trafficking, who can not only stay at home with their families now, but also make enough money to live a decent life. As of now, 250 women have been trained in sewing, block batik and hand stitching. Some are now entrepreneur and some are engaged in income generating activity.