The five-year (July 2021 – June 2026) Fight Slavery and Trafficking- In-Persons (FSTIP)
project is the culmination of a 12-year partnership between Winrock, USAID, and
Bangladesh’s government and civil society to pioneer and expand interventions to
combat trafficking in persons (TIP) and child marriage (CM). Our joint success enabled
the government of Bangladesh (GOB) to make significant progress towards meeting the
minimum standards for the elimination of TIP, resulting in the United States Department
of State (USDOS) upgrading the country from Tier 2 Watchlist to Tier 2 in its 2020 TIP
Report. Bangladesh retained this status in the 2021 and 2022 reports.