WB govt to work along with all stakeholders to prevent human
trafficking: Minister
    Kolkata, Dec 2 (PTI) West Bengal minister Sashi Panja
on Monday said the state government will have to work in
tandem with all stakeholders concerned to prevent trafficking
of women and children.
    Panja said sensitisation is important to make people
aware about miscreants who lure women on the pretext of
providing employment, and then sell them off to brothels
outside the state.
    The state's Child Development, Women Development and
Social Welfare Minister was speaking at a function here to
launch the book 'Umeed' on convictions in sex trafficking
    "Many stakeholders present at this book launch should
also be present on the ground. There should be a convergence
of all to prevent trafficking," she said.
    Panja said the state government has chalked out a plan
of action against human trafficking in different districts,
and social welfare and empowerment projects like 'Kanyashree'
have helped in spreading awareness.
    Describing trafficking as one of the most lucrative
trades, she said, "We must introspect if there is any lacunae
as correction can be done at every level. We should speak to
our children on issues ranging from human trafficking to
menstrual hygiene." PTI SUS

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