Project Title: For men and women who have escaped trafficking in Bangladesh – SDC Bangladesh CTIP Ashshash
Bangladesh is a country of approximately 161 million people that has made great strides in achieving its Millennium Development Goals. The country has reduced poverty; increased education rates, especially for girls; and reduced infant, childhood and maternal mortality rates. However, numerous economic and social factors remain that fuel labor migration and lead to exploitation and human trafficking. The Ashshash project is improving the well-being of 5,000 men and women who have escaped trafficking by delivering high-quality psychosocial and technical/vocational training, job placement and entrepreneurial support. The project is also strengthening the capacity of local partners, civil society groups and government for improved survivor services.