Bachpan Bachao Andolan

Grameen Parampara Vikas Sansthan has partnered with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation to conduct the latter’s Bachpan Bachao Andolan in its area of operation for safeguarding children. The movement seeks to end child labour, child trafficking, child sexual exploitation and child marriage.

Child labour is a social evil that snatches childhood, education and dignity of children. It is a very serious issue for our country and society. Child labour spoils children’s future, increases poverty in the country and hinders country’s development. It is a disgrace to our society.

Child trafficking is going on in the country on a big scale and shames the humanity. Whenever such rackets are busted, the information stirs the soul. The victims are forced into physical labour, their organs are harvested and sexually exploited or forced into prostitution. Every year near 50,000 children go missing according to the complaints lodged with the police.

Teasing, commenting, touching in a wrong way, showing pornographic pictures and literature, rape, etc., anyone — girl or boy — constitute child exploitation.

Marrying a girl below 18 years and a boy below 21 years is considered child marriage. This is a social evil that hinders physical, mental, intellectual, financial and political development of children.

GPVS conducted June Action Month on Child Marriage Free Banda and Child Marriage Free India Campaign on 16 October 2023. View the report here. Child labour, trafficking, exploitation and marriage are caused by poverty, illiteracy, lack of awareness, discrimination and gender inequality.