Child Labour Free Jaipur Initiative:
Theory of Change

Partnering with leading business champions and industry associations.

Businesses and associations are pledging their support to fight against child labour. Many of them have already pledged their support, thereby incentivizing other businesses to do the same. By changing business dynamics to shift away from child labour, we are reducing demand.

Repatriating trafficked children back to their homes.

After children are rescued from workshops, they are placed with temporary shelter homes before they return to their homes, mostly in Bihar, with help from our local partner organisations.

Strengthening partnerships between state governments.

Both Rajasthan as well as Bihar state governments are spearheading the Initiative, working together to allow smooth repatriation of children from Rajasthan to Bihar.

Increasing the care and protection of children.

Our partners are working to support & expand shelter homes, create child-friendly processes in police stations & courtrooms and build robust documentation systems to help track the children. Local organisations in Bihar are also working closely with children and their families to prevent the risk of re-trafficking. These organisations enroll children in school, help them with the required documentation and make it easier for them to access entitlements such as victim compensation and government benefits.

Building resistance to child labour.

In order to build the capacity of youth and community leaders, local organisations in Jaipur are setting up community centres, holding community meetings, and working together with local residents. When communities build awareness and resistance to child labour, they lead the movement to create 'child labour free zones', and reject neighbourhood workshops that use child labourers.

Strengthening systems to increase successful prosecutions.

Child labour is usually the result of human traffickers luring vulnerable communities with the promise of a better life. We are working to identify and close the current gaps that lead to a lack of successful prosecutions. As a result, the Juvenile Justice Committee and Child Welfare Committees are bringing child labour to the top of their agendas, and the District Child Labour Task Force is renewing its actions against child labour.

The Center for Child Protection Rajasthan Police University is conducting training to build the capacity of law enforcement, judiciary, prosecutors and other child protection stakeholders, which will result in better evidence, stronger cases, and real consequences for child traffickers.

Developing clean supply chains and increasing child labour free goods.

Introducing child labour free products in the market will empower customers by giving them ethical purchasing alternatives. To achieve the same, we are working with specialised organisations - GoodWeave and Industree.

GoodWeave certifies business supply chains as child labour free, while Industree works with women workers to help them start women-owned social producer companies. Industree works precisely in neighbourhoods where child labour is most prevalent.

Business supply chains as child labour free goods-Child Labour Free Initiative