Regional Level Consultation on Child Labour – Varanasi

Campaign against Child Labour is a national campaign and for the last 25 years, it has been actively involved in advocating for the rights of children and working towards all kind of child labours. It strongly put forward its position that no child below 18 years of age should work in any field. Time – to time it organizes meetings and consultations to create awareness and build alliances with other stakeholders in different regions of the country.

In continuation, the member of state committees of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Haryana with the support of SAMATA organized a regional consultation on child labour to discuss the current status of child labour in north and east India, new CLPRA amendment 2016 and CACL’s position on it and the proposed alternate bill 2017. There were around 30 participants from child rights organizations, child line, CWC who participated in this regional consultation.

There were sessions on Overview of the status of Child Labour in Northern & Eastern states in India, CLPRAA 2016 and CACL’s position on it, possibilities of collaboration with RTE forum, and Future Planning for strengthening CACL in states.