Training and capacity building is an integral part of BBA’s work. BBA conducts training workshops at two levels:
BBA conducts training workshops for NGOs from various states. BBA representatives are also often asked to train the Central Bureau of Investigation, public prosecutors, police officers and judicial officers.
Law enforcement agencies
BBA’s Human Resource Team is regularly involved in training law enforcement officials, especially the police, on anti-trafficking legislation, the enforcement of laws pertaining to trafficking and prosecution, and conviction of traffickers and employers. BBA has been involved in training police in five states in the country, through our participation in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) project. We also have a resource person for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other anti-human trafficking units functional in various states across the country. Similarly, BBA also provides training on anti-child labour to labour department officials, police officials etc.
NGOs and CSOs
BBA also conducts training workshops for various NGOs and CSOs. Till date, BBA has conducted training in 15 states across India. To NGOs, BBA provides training on conducting raid and rescue operations and building child-friendly villages (Bal Mitra Grams). The participants are made aware of the laws on child labour, and learn about the Standard Operating Procedures on Investigation of Crimes of Trafficking for Forced Labour prepared by BBA for UNODC and the Government of India. It further includes knowledge about the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions (a local governance system at village level) and how to work with them.
Internally, BBA provides training workshops to the project staff, activists and volunteers. Capacity building exercises are held for the project staff and BMG staff from various states. Practical problems in the field, how to solve them, commonly held misconceptions regarding child labour in the villages and how to tackle them, are discussed.