7:00 pm | 20th of October| Alliance française auditorium
About the film:
Why do children work? How has the current child labour law, articulated through the partial ban, affected them? What happens to children during raids and after they are ‘rescued’ by the government? The docu-drama entitled ‘Banned-aid’ is a collaboration with members of the Bhima Sangha (Union of Working Children) to explore and respond to some of such important questions which currently remain unanswered. The stories shared are real incidents as experienced by working children themselves. The enactment and voice-over have also been undertaken by the sangha members. The docu-drama gives an important insight into why listening to children is a non-negotiable to address child labour in the long-term.
About the Organisation:
The Concerned for Working Children is a not-for-profit secular, democratic development agency based in Bengaluru, India. Active since the late 1970s, we were one of the first organisations in India to focus on working children and their needs. We have since become widely recognised as a world leader in children’s rights, particularly children’s right to self determination.
We work in partnership with children and their communities; local governments; and national and international agencies to implement viable, comprehensive and appropriate solutions to address the various problems that children and their communities face and we are committed to empowering children and ensuring their democratic participation in all matters that affect them.
Our field programmes in Karnataka cover rural and urban areas in Bangalore, Kundapur Taluk, Bellary district and elsewhere. Through our advocacy and research programmes, we have contributed extensively to policy debates around child labour and children’s rights at national and international level.