Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)

BBA symbolizes India’s largest grassroots movement for the protection of children, ensuring their quality education. As on October 2014, BBA has rescued more than 83 500 victims of trafficking, slavery and child labour and has helped them re-establish trust in society and find promising futures for themselves.

Since its establishment by the Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in 1980, BBA has led the world’s largest civil society campaign in the form of the Global March Against Child Labour and has been at the forefront of laying down laws against child labour and trafficking in India.

Their aim is to create a child friendly society, where all children are free from exploitation and receive free and quality education.

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders mission is to end child slavery and violence against women and girls in Haiti. Since 1993, they have been working with Haitian leaders and activists to end the system of slavery that affects 1 of every 10 Haitian children. Beyond Borders’ Child Protection Program works in 25 Port-au-Prince neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of children living in restavèk slavery. After going through a 6-month Child Rights Training, neighborhood leaders form an official Child Protection Committee that serves as the first line of defense for Haiti’s most vulnerable children, and intervenes in cases of: child abuse, neglect, assault, and mistreatment.

Terre des Hommes International Federation

Terre des Hommes International Federation works for the rights of the child and for equitable development, without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. To this end, Terre des Hommes implements development and humanitarian aid projects designed to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged children, and of their families and communities. The projects are supported by advocacy work at national, regional and global levels.

Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown is an international campaign to protect children on the move led by Terre des Hommes International Federation and its member organisations. It is supported by partners who are joining forces to develop protection mechanisms for children on the move, raise awareness and advocate the campaign messages for policy change.

Children and Youth In Development Organisation (CYDO)

CYDO promotes the well being of extremely vulnerable children across Sierra Leone and the world and advocates the realization of their rights. It believes in a world where all children have access to their rights and are enabled to realize the great potential they have within them


Verité’s mission is to ensure that people around the world work under safe, fair, and legal conditions.  Verité envisions supply chain labour rights programming structured as a series of key steps, beginning with understanding and analysis, and ending with direct action to resolve problems.

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Education

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education is tasked with delivering on the world’s promise to ensure that no child is denied the right to go to school and learn by 2015.  Working with UN agencies, governments, teacher organisations, civil society, youth, business, academia and other partner organisations, it focuses on the countries and populations most at risk for limited access to education or learning opportunities.

National Organizations of Trade Unions (NOTU)

The National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) was established by Decree No. 29 of 1973. It is the most representative Labour Centre in Uganda with Twenty labour union affiliates. representing millions of Ugandan workers. NOTU works with labour unions and community groups in all districts of Uganda.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics is a social venture that launched with the support of Dubai for Acumen and the Khalifa Fund, to address the high volume of child injuries across the UAE. Back to Basics has trained thousands of parents and caregivers to increase knowledge on how to prevent an injury, and how to respond if an injury occurs.

Development Workshop (DW)

Development Workshop works with some of the poorest communities in the world, developing local capacities to achieve safer and better living conditions.

Children’s Organization of South East Asia (COSA)

COSA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention of human trafficking and exploitation. Established in 2005, COSA takes a grassroots approach that is based on community development, education, and empowerment. It provides shelter to girls from the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand who have been sold into slavery or were at high risk of exploitation.

Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development (FDID)

FDID is a child and youth serving organisation dedicated to empowering marginalised street children and young people in Sierra Leone to live a healthy life style away from drugs, violence and other risky behaviours. The FDID is a member of the World Federation Against Drugs.

Civil Society Platform For Social Protection

Civil Society Platform for Social Protection aims to strengthen civil society engagement with the articulation, formulation and implementation of social protection policies and programmes in Sierra Leone. It works on a broad range of issues including achievement of universal primary education, gender equality and reduction of child mortality.

Visayan Forum Foundation (VF)

VF is a Philippine-based NGO established in 1991 that is widely regarded for innovating solutions to end modern-day slavery. It provides specialised services to victims and their families, builds social movements, and advocates for lasting policy changes to combat human trafficking, domestic servitude and other forms of exploitation.

Centro de Estudios Sociales y Publicaciones (CESIP)

Founded in 1976, CESIP is committed to overcoming personal, institutional and social barriers that limit the full exercise of the rights of children, adolescents and adult women. For doing this it participates in the development of personal and collective capabilities, institutionalization of mechanisms for promotion and protection of children’s and adolescents’ rights, the inter-institutional coordination for casting an impact at the local, regional and national level, promoting the participation of different social actors.

Fundación Dequení

La Fundación Dequení has become a prominent reference for defending and promoting the rights of children, adolescents and their families. It sensitises and channelizes a broad current of solidarity and social responsibility to improve their quality of life.


Founded in 1991, Timidria is dedicated to the eradication of slavery in Niger. The headquarters of Timidria is in the capital Niamey, and the organization has offices all around the country, helping escaped slaves to build up a new life of freedom.

Association pour la lutte Contre le Travail des Enfants au Niger (ALTEN)

Established in 1997, ALTEN is the very first NGO in Niger in the field of tackling child labour. While ALTEN has conducted various campaigns in partnership with local NGOs, it participates in the organisation and consolidation of the framework of NGOs acting for the interests of children in Niger.

Dos Generaciones (Centro Nicaragüense de Promoción de la Juventud y la Infancia)

“Dos Generaciones” is a civil society organization exercising its self-determination by assuming the responsibility to contribute to the human and social development of the people and contributing to their empowerment and development. It specialises on social subjects and subjects of law, promoting the knowledge and respect for human rights with an emphasis on girls, children, adolescents, young people and women.

Stop Child Labour (SCL)

SCL is a coalition coordinated by Hivos. It aims to eliminate all forms of child labour and to ensure quality fulltime education for all children until the age of 15. The coalition collaborates with organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America who work on the principle that ‘no child should work; every child must be in school’ and calls on consumers, companies, governments and international organisations to take action for child labour free production chains.

Action against Child Exploitation (ACE)

Based out of Japan, ACE addresses the issues of child labour in countries like Japan, India and Ghana. ACE was established by student volunteers in 1997 and works towards protection of children’s rights and prevention and abolition of child labour.

The Mekong Club (HK)

The Mekong Club is the movement fighting the business of slavery in the Mekong region. As the first movement of its kind in the world, the Mekong Club is asking businesses to play a lead role in disabling the slavery industry in the Mekong region, an industry that profits from the abuse and coercion of people forced into physical and/or sexual labour.

Asociación de Jóvenes y Estudiantes de El Salvador (AJES)

AJES develops and executes projects in favour of the El Salvadoran youth in the joint pursuit of opportunities for solidarity and international cooperation, which benefits thousands of youth in specific programmes giving impetus to culture, education, environment and sports. This is done through volunteering and the active participation of young people as agents of change contributing to the overall development of the country.

Foundation Thomas Cappelletti

Thomas Cappelletti Foundation is a non-governmental organisation working in the area of child protection, specifically contributing to the fight against the worst forms of child labour through education. Established in May 2007 in the west of Kinshasa, its primary mission is to defend and promote the rights of disadvantaged children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by improving their living conditions.

Defensa de Niñas y Niños – Internacional (DNI Costa Rica)

DNI Costa Rica is recognised all over Central American region for providing innovative and effective support to children and adolescents in an endeavour to promote their rights.

Corporación de Promoción y Apoyo a la Infancia (ONG PAICABI)

The NGO PAICABI is a non-profit corporation founded in 1996 working towards promotion and defence of the rights of the child. It currently has 19 centres in the regions of Coquimbo and Valparaíso that form part of the network of the national service providers for children’s rights.


Founded in 1963, CONTAG is the largest federation of agricultural workers’ labour unions in Brazil. It represents 20 million rural workers in 27 associations and around 4 thousand unions.

Associação Nacional dos Centros de Defesa da Criança e do Adolescente (ANCED)

National Association of Centres for the Defense of Children and Adolescents aims to contribute to the full implementation of the policy of guaranteeing rights of the children and adolescents, ensuring in particular, their access to justice for realisation of their human rights for a democratically sustainable society.

Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF)

BSAF is an apex body of development organisations working for child rights in Bangladesh. Established in 1991, following ratification of the UN Child Rights Convention by Bangladesh, BSAF works as a networking entity which brings together and assists child rights organisations to pursue common goals. It currently has 262 members.

Bangladesh Manoadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF)

Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) is a media community based network in Bangladesh. Since January 10, 1991 BMSF has been working on press freedom, human rights, ICT4D, media development, HIV/AIDS prevention, governance, education and health issues.

Walk Free Foundation

The Walk Free Foundation’s mission is to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and working with government to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for slavery today. Through engagement in a number of strategic grassroots advocacy campaigns, the Walk Free Movement has become one of the fastest growing citizen-activist communities in the world.

Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia, behind the Roman Catholic and the Anglican churches, with about 250,000 members spread throughout about 2,500 congregations. The Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania seeks to be a living Christian faith community, faithful to God, seeking ways of love, peace and justice for all people.

La Unión Argentina de Trabajadores Rurales y Estibadores (UATRE)

The Argentina Union of rural workers and stevedores (UATRE) is the trade unions which brings together workers of rural activities in the Argentina. It is one of big trade unions of the country locally called (‘Gordos’)

Project Futures

Project Futures is a not for profit organisation, run by a passionate network of young and inspiring professionals who raise awareness and funding for programs dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation globally.

Solidarity Center

The Solidarity Center’s mission is to help build a global labor movement by strengthening the economic and political power of workers around the world through effective, independent, and democratic unions.

International Labor Rights Forum

International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally.ILRF works with trade unions, faith-based organizations, and community groups to support workers and their families. They hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains and advance policies and laws that protect workers.They strengthen workers’ ability to advocate for their rights.

Ethical Consumer Group

Ethical Consumer Group is a community based, not-for-profit network, set up to help facilitate more sustainable purchasing practices for the everyday consumer. Their goal is to educate and empower people to make shopping choices that better reflect their values and to use their consumer power to create a better world. They produce the Shop Ethical! pocket guide, website and app which focuses on the environmental and social record of companies behind common brands, and run regular community events including ‘Shopping
with a Conscience’ public workshops.


GoodWeave® aims to stop child labour in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors. GoodWeave was founded on a simple premise: If enough people demand certified child-labour-free rugs, manufacturers will employ only skilled, adult artisans, and children will no longer be exploited in the carpet industry.

Goodweave’s  latest campaign against child labour - “Stand with Sanju”

Child Labor Coalition (CLC)

CLC exists to serve as a national network for the exchange of information about child labour; provide a forum and a unified voice on protecting working minors and ending child labour exploitation; and develop informational and educational outreach to the public and private sectors to combat child labour abuses and promote progressive initiatives and legislation.

World Vision International

Founded in 1950, World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As one of the leading humanitarian organisations, World Vision today serves in nearly 100 countries with the help of over 40,000 staff members.

WAO- Afrique

WAO-Afrique began as the African branch of WAO (World Association for Orphans), a Belgian non-governmental organisation established in 1985. The main thrust of activities for WAO-Afrique is on social mobilisation, awareness raising, lobbying, the removal of children from exploitative situations as well as their rehabilitation and reintegration.

Defence for Children International (DCI)

DCI is an independent non-governmental organisation that has been promoting and protecting children’s rights on a global, regional, national and local level for 35 years. DCI is represented through its national sections and associated members in 46 countries worldwide, and an International Secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Instituto para el Desarrollo de la Mujer y la Infancia (IDEMI)

IDEMI stands tall for the promotion and defence of the rights of children and adolescents in Panama and Latin America. The organisation’s activities seek to strengthen partnerships to improve the living conditions of children and adolescents by ensuring justice for them their rightful share.

Gross Root Organization for Human Development (GODH)

GODH supports and uplifts marginalised communities through social mobilisation and improved livelihood practices especially in the areas of health, education, income generation opportunities with greater sense of gender equality, environment and peace.

Association Réagir dans le Monde, RDM Tanafili

Established in 2008 in Niger, its key objectives are to i) promote and protect human rights, ii) support victims of slavery and trafficking in gaining independence as a part of a process of sustainable development, and iii) fight against all forms of discrimination in the world.

Backward Society Education (BASE)

BASE is the pioneering organisation in Nepal in the fight against the exploitative ‘kamaiya’ (bonded labour) system in Nepal It continues to fight against illiteracy, poverty and social and political discrimination amongst all marginalised communities.

The National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM)

The National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM), founded in 1997, is the largest independent, smallholder-owned membership organisation in Malawi. NASFAM is organised into a unique extension network to support its membership of over 100,000 smallholder farmers.


Founded in 2001, the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Liberia is the national chapter of ANPPCAN, a pan-African child rights organisation. ANPPCAN Liberia’s areas of work include advocacy for child rights protection in policy and legislation as well as through the media, child labour and child trafficking.


JARAK is an NGO network working for the issue of child labour in Indonesia, based in Jakarta. JARAK was established in 1997. The establishment of JARAK was based on care spirit and obligation to address child labour issue by creating professional in work and sustainability in action. Now, 116 NGOs are registered as members of JARAK and have joined to combat child labour in Indonesia.

Coordinadora Institucional de Promoción por los Derechos de la Niñez (CIPRODENI)

CIPRODENI works towards coordination of civil society organisations working for the promotion, realization and fulfilment of human rights of children and adolescents in Guatemala. It promotes and facilitates member organizations and the civil society. Further it coordinates and strengthens their capacities to positively impact the integral development of childhood and adolescence.

African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)

ACPF is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. ACPF pursues its objectives by providing a forum for dialogue; carrying out research on problems facing children in Africa; providing policy options to deal with them; and working with other child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.

Femmes et Education des Adultes (FEDA)

FEDA is an NGO established in the Democratic Republic of Congo to promote literacy among women and thus enhance their self-esteem and help them expand their knowledge for the betterment of their lives. FEDA currently has six literacy centres in Kazimia and neighbouring villages, where women are getting skills in writing, reading and numeracy.

Fundación Mundo Mejor

Fundación Mundo Mejor focuses its work on the promotion, protection and guarantee of the rights of children, youth and families, through the formulation and implementation of plans, programmes, projects and activities designed for this purpose. The organisation annually convenes the ‘National Fair of Childhood and its World’ as a strategy of social mobilisation around public policies towards early childhood care and adolescence


Opción is a private non-profit corporation founded in 1990, in order to protect and defend the rights of children and adolescents, and designing proposals for improving the quality and effectiveness of related public policies.

Aprajeyo Bangladesh

AB is a national child rights organization that was founded to provide a range of services to socially excluded children in the urban settings in Bangladesh. Through its programmes and projects, it provides a range of rights-based services to children through a holistic approach. Over the years, Aparajeyo has expanded its support to promote and protect the rights of other socially excluded children

CTERA – Confederación e Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina

CTERA is a trade union organization of second degree (Federation) that brings together teachers unions of all educational jurisdictions in the country. CTERA is a member of Education International.

A World at School

A World at School is an international campaign to make education the number one priority globally.With the number of out-of-school children on the rise, A World at School is magnifying the efforts of all organisations working to get all children into school and learning.

Launched in 2013, it is now a movement of hundreds of thousands of people from more than 250 civil society, teacher, faiths, youth, business, international and non-governmental organisations.

They have 500 youth ambassadors campaigning in more than 80 countries across the globe.