A one day district-level sensitisation programme on ‘Combating Child Trafficking’ on the occasion of World Day Against Human Trafficking was organised by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) along with the Meghalaya state commission (MSCPCR) and district administration of East Khasi Hills here today.
MSCPCR chairperson Iamon M Syiem spoke at length about the need for all officials and the community at large to work together to address the problem of child trafficking and increase awareness of child rights.
NCPCR senior technical expert, Shaista K Shah, gave a presentation and delivered a lecture on ‘Combating Child Trafficking’ to participants, who included members of Juvenile Justice Board, Child Welfare Committee, police, officers from the Border Security Force and staff from the District Child Protection Unit.
The NCPCR, with support of state commissions and district administrations, is leading a 25-day campaign in 75 districts along India’s borders, including eight in Meghalaya. The main objective of this campaign is to sensitise the key stakeholders on basic indicators to identify children at risk, vulnerable children, and prevention for combating child trafficking in border districts.