Fair Trade Forum India National Conference in New Delhi

08 December 2014

This 8-9 December 2014 FTF-I is organising a Dissemination Workshop, at India habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The two day National Conference will aim to share the results of the project ‘Sustainable solutions in the fight against child labour in home-based craft production’ and the changes it has been able to bring to the lives of children. 

FTF-I is implementing a project on Child Labour in select regions of the country. Many of our field partners namely TARA Projects, Conserve, Literacy India, BJSK, HANDS, SCI, HOPE, The Child Trust are involved in its implementation along with project partners CEC and Traidcraft.

This workshop will be very useful for organisations who are present in Craft Value Chain or are operating Learning Centres or wish to run Learning Centres in the future.

The overall objective of this project is “to ensure the rights and development of children working in the home-based crafts sector in India” and “to develop an effective model for addressing child labour issues in the home-based crafts sector in India, and gain the support of key stakeholders to ensure the implementation of this model”.

This project aims to contribute towards securing the rights and development of children working in the home-based crafts sector in India. For some poor communities craftwork is a primary source of income, but for many more communities who depend on agriculture or wage labour as the primary source of income, craftwork provides a vital source of supplementary income during lean periods.