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Assam joins hands with Kailash Satyarthi Children's foundation to curb trafficking

Assam joins hands with Kailash Satyarthi Children's foundation to curb trafficking picshype.com
Assam has become the first state to take holistic action for protection of children from trafficking and related crimes. The Assam government has announced a number of initiatives for the protection of children from trafficking through placement agencies, protection from child marriage and Child Labour. 

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) thanks the Assam Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for taking prompt action on the suggestions of our Founder in tackling various forms of child abuse in the state. KSCF will be working closely with the office of Chief Minister on the initiatives announced.

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi had met Tarun Gogoi in July this year and requested his urgent support in curbing the high incidence of child trafficking and abuse in Assam.

“I commend Assam Government and Tarun Gogoi for the active support against child trafficking and child abuse. The menace of unregulated placement agencies leading to child trafficking needed urgent attention and through this announcement Assam government has set an example for other states combating violence against children. KSCF will ensure complete support to government in this endeavour,” said KSCF founder Kailash Satyarthi. 

In a meeting on August 17 in Dispur, Gogoi directed concerned departments to formulate strict deterrents to stop child and women trafficking, unlawful employment of children through placement agencies, stopping child marriages and other crimes related to women and children. 

The state government also decided to conduct a survey in consultation with KSCF and UNICEF and partner with the Foundation for rehabilitation and welfare of trafficked children. 

Gogoi has also directed the state government to put in place strict rules and regulations for strict vigilance over placement agencies and their activities. He also directed formulation of strategy to prevent exploitation of children by parents.

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