Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: L- 6, Kalkaji,
New Delhi- 110019
Country: India
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
Website: http://www.bba.org.in
UN Languages: English
Other languages: Hindi
   
Areas:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
BBA receives complaints from parents and gathers information from various sources about such children, rescues them with the help of government authorities, and reunites them with their families. It ensures their education and rehabilitation using various state provisions, and through its own rehabilitation-cum- education centers. Since 1980, more than 76,000 child/bonded labourers have been freed from brick kilns, stone quarries, domestic labour, hotels/dhabas, carpet looms, agriculture and allied work etc. BBA makes a major difference in their lives by restoring their childhood, freedom and dignity.


BBA also works to prevent child labour, bonded labour and trafficking through preventative measures. We run campaigns on local, national and international level to change society’s attitudes towards child labour as well as improve government policy and legal provisions. BBA has also established a programme of Bal Mitra Grams (child friendly villages) where the communities are sensitized to effects of child labour, and children receive a quality education and an opportunity to participate in local governance structures.
BBA tries to secure freedom for child labourers or slave children through:


* Direct Action (raids and rescues)
* Judicial/Legal Interventions
* Community Awareness through campaigns
* Community/Mass Mobilization
* Parental Motivation
* Persuading and Pressurizing Employers
* Advocating Child Friendly Policies/Laws
Other offices: