DHAKA, JULY 1, 2016 – The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the release of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) on June 30 in Washington, DC. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses governments around the world on their efforts to combat modern slavery.
Bangladesh received a Tier 2 ranking in the report as the Government of Bangladesh does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. Among other recommendations, the report suggests that Bangladesh finalize, adopt and disseminate the implementing rules for the 2012 Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act (PSHTA) and train government officials on its use. The report notes that “Bangladesh is primarily a source and, to a lesser extent, a transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.” The U.S. Government strongly supports the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to address trafficking and will continue its support through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bangladesh Counter-Trafficking-in-Persons program. The attached document is the final text, in English, of Bangladesh’s country narrative in the 2016 TIP Report. A Bangla language version of Bangladesh’s country narrative will soon be available online at http://www.bd.usembassy.gov. For more information and to read the entire text of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, please visit: www.state.gov/j/tip
In Bangla (PDF 266 KB)