‘Social norms governing child labor and trafficking’, a talk by Basavaraju R. at the Consultation, organized by NIRDPR and UNICEF in Hyderabad

UNICEF Field Office for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, in collaboration with the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), had organized a consultation on “Social Norms Enabled Transformation”, on 12th and 13th May 2016, in Hyderabad.

The consultation was attended by a group of academic professionals such as anthropologists, sociologists, development communication experts, social researchers, as well as programme practitioners. The objective of the consultation was to understand the landscape of social norms and their implications to development programmes, specifically on outcomes related to women and children in the three states of Andhra, Telangana and Karnataka. Another objective of the consultation was to identify platforms and approaches for promotion of the positive norms and changing the negative norms.

The consultation was designed around the following thematic panels.

  • Panel 1: Norms around practices impacting pregnancy, child birth, child survival and development outcomes
  • Panel 2: Inter-dependent norms that influence the practices related to education, menarche, marriage and protection outcomes
  • Panel 3: Cultural practices around agriculture, climate, festivals with potential impact on child rights
  • Panel 4: Social norms and role of media

Mr. Basavaraju R., Executive Director, GRAAM, was invited as a Speaker for Panel 2, to speak about “Social Norms governing Child Labour and Trafficking”.

For further details, please take a look at the following attachment

Social Norms governing Child Labour and Trafficking – Basavaraju R

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