Human Trafficking Awareness Program, Moreh, Manipur:

CBCNEI in collaboration with Manipur Baptist Convention, organized the second Anti-Human Trafficking campaign at CBCA Centre Church, Moreh, from 26 - 27 February. Moreh is a commercial hub of Manipur bordering Myanmar which is fast becoming hotspot for transborder trafficking of arms, drugs and human. In February itself, 179 Nepalese including 149 women age between 20-35 years were rescued from being trafficked to South Asian and Middle-East counties. Altogether 107 delegates, church leaders, village chiefs, women & youth leaders from 14 denominations churches and government officials participated in the campaign. The program was facilitated by Rev. T. Karang, Secretary Development & Peace, Manipur Baptist Convention (MBC), and Mr. Babuna Dangmei, District Child Protection Officer (Tamenglong District) led the session on appraising current situation in state. Mr. Malthyus D. Sangma, Secretary for Justice and Peace, Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI), led a brief session on legal provision in response to Anti-Human Trafficking, and Rev. Kabi Gangmei gave a theological perspective on Human Trafficking. In the end the delegates worked out their strategy and plan to combat Human Trafficking in North East India.