Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF)
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
SE 53152 Lidkoping
Other:'Human right, women's rights, children's rights'
||Our main activity is to fight slavery and child labour through information and through education, which we think is the best way. We cooperate with Pakistani organization in a school project, Struggle Against Slavery through Education. The project is supported by Swedish SIDA.
Our partner organizations try to free bonded families and to prevent migration from poor areas into bondage as farm labourers, when especially girls are in danger.
We also fight for womens rights and childrens rights through information and education.
BLLF-Sweden has a newsletter for its members. We inform about modern slavery in all parts of the world. We have had many articles about trafficking and been engaged in letter campaigns initiated by Antislavery International, of which we are members.
In the school project in Pakistan we cooperate with BLLF Society in Sindh, Mardan, Balochistan and also in Faisalabad (in Punjab). Good primary education is given to 5000 children who are at risk of being bonded or child labourers. We give legal aid to the organizations work to free bonded families and to fight for better salary and working conditions. In the project there is training for children in Childrens Committees to give confidence and knowledge about their rights.
The adults are organized in Parents Committees. Mothers and fathers are called to trainings and seminars. They learn about the importance of education for their children, about how to take care of the familys economy, about good health and to avoid drugs. In these Parents Committee trainings there is also discussion about respect for the wife and how to solve domestic conflicts and conflicts with neighbours without violence. Mothers get knowledge about health and hygiene and child care.
We see a positive development, but in small steps. Women are allowed to leave their homes and go to the trainings. They take interest in the discussions and become more active in the local community. Men become aware of womens rights and the importance of education for girls.