Bachpan Bachao Andolan (India)
One of ILRF longest standing partners working to end the exploitation of children has continued to stand at the forefront of exposing child labor and developing schools for rescued child laborers.
BBA today symbolizes the movement against child servitude. As an initiator of rescuing slave children (direct action) from the remotest villages in India on one hand and the organiser / leader of Global March Against Child Labor on the other, BBA has a legacy of a crusade of 25 years.
Founded as a group of few individuals, BBA has emerged as an organisation of thousands of individual supporters under the banner of ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ as well as network of over 764 NGOs,Trade Unions, Human Rights organisations etc. dedicated towards the total elimination of child labour.
BBA is known for its innovative initiative and multi-faceted intervention including secret raids and rescue operations to liberate slave children, making them leaders and liberators in Mukti Ashram, Bal Ashram and Girls’ Collective - the unique rehabilitation centers.
BBA has also been spearheading campaigns for free, compulsory and meaningful education, sensitization of parents, communities and school children, coalition building with Trade Unions, Teachers’ Organizations, Religious Groups, Political Parties and Employers, consumer action like Rugmark Foundation, Ethical Trade Initiative like Fair Play Campaign and several others.