This powerful convention aimed at creating awareness among college youth and community stakeholders about the dangers and threats of Human Trafficking, as well as the urgent need to take action. It brought together experts from various domains, including Law Enforcement Agencies, the Judiciary, the Labour Department, Child Rights Advocacy and Anti Human Trafficking experts, who generously contributed their expertise to make this initiative a resounding success. The convention was attended by 140 college students (members of Anti Human Trafficking Clubs), from 7 colleges (across 4 districts) and 25 esteemed professors.
The convention was aligned with the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and pursued the following objectives:
Human trafficking is a crime that violates the fundamental right to live a life of safety and dignity. It goes against the very principles our Constitution stands for. The cooperation between HSF and ICWO started in the year 2022 with the first project titled “Youth movement to address Human Trafficking and ensure child rights in Tamil Nadu” which created a huge impact in the state through the creation of Anti-Human Trafficking Clubs (AHTC) within colleges. The awareness program was initiated to reach out to young people with information on Anti Human Trafficking. With the support of local coordinating NGO partners, ICWO was able to establish 109 AHTCs across 34 districts in Tamil Nadu.