On 14th August 2021, a sensitisation session on child trafficking was held with 60 students Indian School of Business- a premier school of management in India, on the occasion of Independence Day.
Some of the topics covered during the session included what is trafficking, who are the victims of trafficking, who are the traffickers, overview of legal landscape, and intersections of child trafficking with child sexual abuse, child labour and other issues of violence against children.
KSCF’s initiatives like Bharat Yatra, Justice for Every Child campaign, Intensive Area Action campaign, as well as its sister organization, Bachpan Bachao Andolan’s (BBA) efforts on rescue of children during COVID-19, were also shared with the students. Private sector multi- national companies such as Hersheys, Nestle, H&M, Microsoft and Parle –G’s case interventions where BBA played an instrumental role in rescue and engagement with children involved in their supply chains, was also discussed.
Towards the end of the session, students were apprised on the ways they could contribute in ending child labour in supply chains when they join multinational companies or national companies after graduating. Regular audits of supply chain, agreements and awareness about the issue were identified as ways to address child labour in supply chains. They were also encouraged to give back to society by supporting philanthropist organisations and civil society organisations. The session was widely appreciated by all the participants and looked forward for more such sensitization sessions.