ATSEC, an international network started in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Presently it is being implemented in different countries of South East Asia like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The office of national chapter of ATSEC for India is situated at Kolkata. Out of 26 state chapters in India including Bihar Chapter, ATSEC- Bihar is the state chapter of Bihar which was initiated in November 2001. ATSEC, Bihar, a network of NGOs working in all 38 districts of Bihar is taking steps forward to crusade against unprecedented increase in human trafficking in partnership with government, judiciaries, police, PRI representatives, opinion makers and community. In Bihar, ATSEC chapter is focusing to curb illicit and clandestine movement of persons across national and international borders in name of trafficking. We do this by resource mobilization, information dissemination, skill development and organizational effectiveness of our partner organizations.
ATSEC, Bihar is initiating programs to combat trafficking in persons via educational, socio-economic and political empowerment of disadvantaged sections specially women and children.
Jan Jagran Sansthan is the Implementing organization for the State Chapter of ATSEC i.e. ATSEC- Bihar. Jan Jagran Sansthan a grass root level non-governmental organization was institutionalized in the year 1980. The organization registered itself in India Societies registration Act and foreign contribution regulation act in the year 1984 and 1990 respectively. The organization federally operates in addressing awareness building vis-à-vis capacity building amongst the women and youth from the mire sections of the society, children engaged as child labour and commercial sex workers of red-light areas midst rural and urban setups. Jan Jagran Sansthan acts dually as at grassroots level as well as intermediary organization.
The continued growth of Jan Jagran Sansthan over this period of 24th year is an indication of its acceptability and relevance. It’s ability to analyze and respond to changing socio-economic political realities in its struggle with the poor and marginalized for their emancipation and empowerment have stood in good space. We believe that employees are the most important asset of our organization. We are dealing HR issues in a continuous and planned way, they are as follows,
- Acquire or sharpen their competencies (knowledge, attitudes, values and skills) required to perform various functions associated with their present or expected future roles;
- Discover and exploit their inner potentials for their own as well as for the organizational development.
- Bring about an integration of individual and organizational goals; and
- Develop an organizational culture of trust, openness, teamwork and collaboration.
ATSEC- Bihar has a mission by year 2020 i.e. CHILDREN & WOMEN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION FREE SOCIETY.
ATSEC has vision for children and women, without exception, to be protected from trafficking and institutionalized crimes that take advantage of their vulnerability.
To work with a commitment for an all-out efforrt to ensure all children and women will be protected from trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Areas of Operation
- To develop a forum to understand issues of human trafficking.
- To develop strategies with government stakeholders like Police, Judiciary, hoteliers, transporters, PRIs and other stakeholders via interface session.
- To create awareness among different stakeholders regarding issue of children and women trafficking.
- To develop a strong network with like minded groups/people and organization
- To intervene for combating trafficking through vigilance cell, counseling, orientation, sensitization of key stakeholders
- To strengthen the Inter religious priest forum (IRPF) in Bihar.
ATSEC Bihar, works in Bihar with several voluntary organizations in various districts including Bhagalpur, Rohtas, Muzaffarpur, Nawada, Samastipur, Katihar, Lakhisarai, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, West Champaran, Banka, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Arrah, Saran, Jamui, Nalanda, Supaul, Munger, Kaimur, Jahanabad, Seohar, Araria, Gaya & Saharsa.
- Strengthening coordinated and collective approach to stop trafficking
We initiate moves to strengthen coordinated and collective approach with governmet, Judiciaries, police officials, PRI representatives, opinion makers, CBOs and community. We work upon and establish joint strategies to access the needs and secure the rights of trafficked individuals. Interface sessions, dialogues and meetings are few common tools which are frequently exercised to achieve desired results.
- Information dissemination and sharing
Efforts are activated to develop a database via collecting, disseminating and sharing of updated knowledge and relevant packages covering the aspects of human trafficking among the network partners at regular intervals. Information are shared at the community level to generate awareness regarding the problem. Appropriate knowldge and sharing of informations enables us to develop community based, owned and managed strategies to fight against the issue of women and child trafficking.
- Create a forum to understand the issues
Our policies emphasize creation of a forum, canopying people from every sector, to understand the issues of human trafficking. The forum is purposely used to create a system wherein people from every sectors join hands with administration, judiciaries and police to fight against organised nexus of traffickers.
- Bridging up gaps
We head forward to bridge the ever existing gap between government mechanism and the victims. This is done with a view to strengthen systems and coalitions, to fight for the noble cause, through process of dialogue, understandings and policy formulations.
- Identifying Agencies
We identify partners/agencies working in the issue within the country as well as neighbouring countries for effective rescue operation, restoration, repatriation and rehabilitation of women and children, victims of violence. This also strengthens our stand, related to the issues, in the international forum.
- Resource Mobilisation
We mobilse resources from every level and allocate it to our partners for financial and technical assistance in carrying out various activities. Mobilsed resources are effectively utilised in assisting day to day functioning of the network.