Published By: Global March Against Child Labour
Published Year: 2017
The Government of India has initiated various efforts to strengthen legislation, rehabilitation and protection of children. However, there is a need to strengthen families and communities to achieve micro-level community engagement and problem solving, adopt child centric development practices to protect children and empower children themselves with enforceable knowledge on their rights.
BBA’s Bal Mitra Gram or Child Friendly Village intervention is a novel and a pioneering concept that was adopted under the aegis of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, founder of BBA and Global March Against Child Labour, in 2001 to make villages in India child labour free where every school-going child could attend school.
The innovative model of child friendly villages of BBA has the objective to ensure freedom from exploitation and access to not only the rights of the children, but rights and services for the entire village community through enhanced rights awareness, community participation, self-governance and an overall strengthened society.
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