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How ATSEC Bangladesh Chapter Established

Background of ATSEC:

ATSEC Bangladesh Chapter is the historical emergence as a coalition of 13 NGOs, one (1) International NGO (Save the Children Denmark - Red Barnet) and one is the agency of UK Government (The British Council) involved in combating trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and women. The Coalition working on the issue of child and women trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, came into being after a Consultation Meeting held between the members of Save the Children Denmark - Red Barnet Partners Coordination Body (RBPCB) and experts on the issues of child trafficking and prostitution both from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, which was funded by Red Barnet Regional Office and UNICEF, Calcutta and Dhaka office. During the Consultation Meeting, both West Bengal and Bangladesh delegates agreed to form a Network to work for combating child trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.
Objective of the ATSEC:

- Capacity building of NGOs & GO to combat child and women trafficking and sexual abuse

- Establish contacts and facilitate networking and linkage among individuals, organizations and agencies both non-governmental and governmental, concerned with the issues of trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

- Facilitate advocacy, social mobilization, research, technical assistance and programme support activities at the grassroots, sub-national, national and regional levels for prevention of child and women trafficking and sexual abuse.

Membership Criteria:

Individuals and organizations who are actively working on the issues of trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and women in Bangladesh.
Structure:

The Convenor of Save the Children Denmark - Red Barnet Partners Coordination Body (RBPCB) is the Coordinator of ATSEC Bangladesh Chapter. Regional Representative of Save the Children Denmark - Red Barnet works as Fund Manager of the Coalition.


Three Other ATSEC Chapters:

- ATSEC West Bengal Chapter

- ATSEC Nepal Chapter

- ATSEC Delhi Chapter

ATSEC Bangladesh Chapter

Coordinator
Mr. Mizanur Rahman
Executive Director
Resource Bangladesh

Co-coordinator
Ms. Salma Ali
Executive Director
BNWLA

Treasurer
Mr. Emranul Huq Chowdhury
Director
UDDIPAN

Member and Associate Member:

Association for Community Development (ACD)
Ms. Salima Sarwar
Director

Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA)
Mr. Sisir Dutta
Executive Director

Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF)
Mr. Asgar Ali
Officer in Charge

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA)
Ms. Salma Ali
Executive Director

Community Participation and Development (CPD)
Ms. Moslema Bari
Executive Director

Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS)
Prof. Ishrat Shamim
President

Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)
Mr. Ehsanur Rahman
Director, Programmes

Integrated Community and Industrial Development Initiative (INCIDIN) Bangladesh
Mr. A. K. M. Masud Ali
Executive Director

Karmojibi Kallayan Sangstha (KKS)
Mr. Fakir Abdul Jabbar
Director

Nari Unnayan Shakti (NUS)
Ms. Afroja Parvin
Executive Director

Resource Bangladesh
Mr. Mizanur Rahman
Executive Director

Nari Maitree
Shaheen Akter Dolly
Executive Director

United Development Initiative for Programmed Action (UDDIPAN)
Mr. Emranul Huq Chowdhury
Director