'Child Labour Free India campaign' is an initiatve of Bachpan Bachao Andolan aims to advocate for an amendment in Child Labour( Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986 for a blanket ban on child labour. Various events and activities constituting the campaign are as follows:
150 Former Child Labourers Unite to Demand for a Blanket Ban on Child Labour
New Delhi, May 11th, 2012: 'Bal Maha Panchayat' or a National meeting of over 150 former child labourers from 13 different states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttrakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Himachal Pradesh came together to discuss the issue of child labour in India and measures to curb it. The children painted their thoughts on their canvas of imagination, narrated stories of dreadful past and acted out the fears through the activities of role-play. The 'educational fun session' deduced ways to curb child labor and ease their tormented souls. Read more...
Former child-labourers knocked the doors of 50 Mps to Ban on child labour
NEW DELHI 9/5/2012:- 50 members of parliament sitting across the party line have joined 'Child Labour Free India Campaign' spearheaded by Bachpan Bachao Andolan today. The number is rapidly increasing in support of complete ban on child labour. They have signed up a pledge letter with the groups of children who knocked their doors this morning.
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As an effective tool of advocacy, BBA would urge people to sign a letter to be sent to the Prime Minister and other MLAs & MPs, for a complete ban on child labour. BBA has already written to the Prime Minister of India.
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The campaign will culminate with a one day national consultation on child labour organised by Global March Against Child Labour to foster coherent dialogue between all the stake-holders like the government agencies, civil society organizations, trade unions, teachers’ organizations, statutory agencies for protection of human rights and the rights of the child, employers’ organizations, and judiciary through shared knowledge, building a consensus on taking ownership, towards collaborative and accelerated action against child labour in India. This Consultation would also yield the roles and responsibilities of the stake-holders in terms of enhanced capacities for catering to the Child Labour Law in the wake of the amendments that follow.
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